Peepol.tv

Peepol.tv

Date Awarded
06/18/12
Amount
$360,000
Grant Period
06/18/12 to 06/18/14
Focus Area
Journalism & Media Innovation
Initiative
Knight News Challenge

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Grantee Contact

  • Cambridge, MA

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To empower people to share breaking news by creating a searchable map of events streamed around the world.

Summary: Livestreaming breaking news has proven its potential - but hasn’t yet reached it. Peepol.tv aims to change that by creating a streamlined platform for posting, finding and watching livestreams from around the world. The Peepol.tv team will build a searchable map, aggregate streams from other sources, create topic curation and add features like music and social media interaction. The idea grew from a mini-media innovation challenge at last year’s MIT-Knight Civic Media Conference.

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Project Team

Felipe Heusser

Founder and Director of Fundación Ciudadano Inteligente

 Felipe Heusser is the Founder and Director of Fundación Ciudadano Inteligente, a Latin American NGO based in Chile that uses information technology to promote transparency and active citizen participation. He graduated as a Lawyer from the P. Universidad Católica (Chile) and holds a Master degree in Public Policy from the London School of Economics (UK), where he is also a PhD Candidate in Government with research in the field of Freedom of Information, Regulation, and Internet Technology. Felipe is also an Ashoka Fellow for the News and Knowledge program, and achieves work experience in both the Chilean NGO and Government sectors, working for Un Techo para Chile, and both Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Labour. In 2010, he organized the first Personal Democracy Forum for Latin America, and currently coordinates the Open Data research project for Latin America in collaboration with IDRC, ECLAC (UN) and W3C. As a Berkman Fellow at Harvard University, Felipe’s research aims to bridge the relationship of traditional Freedom of Information regulation with recent-born open data policies, highlighting how this relationship changes according to the habitat where these policies are embedded.

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