Conversation with Democracy Podcast Episode 2: Legislatures as spaces of information sharing

Carmen Gopane, Public Participation & Communications Manager in the Northern Cape Provincial Legislature (NCPL), speaks about the power of information sharing in creating a legislature that is open and accessible to citizens. She also reflects on existing initiatives of the NCPL aimed at promoting a citizen-driven institution and tells us how the legislature had to work with media and CSO partners to adapt in a time of Covid-19.

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Mira has 15 years of research, advocacy, capacity building, media production, and programme management experience and has worked across Southern Africa, in Northern Ireland, and the United States. Her work is focused on good governance and community-driven accountability and has covered areas such as children’s rights, human rights-based budgeting, and government spending, extractive industries and environmental rights as well as fundraising and grant. Her work has been published in books, peer-reviewed journals, and popular media outlets. LinkTV, MNet, the UK Guardian, the Mail&Guardian, and others have published her media work. She has an LL.B (bachelor of law) and an LL.M - Masters in International Human Rights law. Mira is passionate about social justice, human rights, and sustainable development and continues to explore new and innovative approaches to bring about positive change.

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