The benefits of disruptive technology – world’s best digital projects


“What are the benefits of disruptive technology?,” Peter A. Bruck, Chairman of the World Summit Awards, asked an audience of young social entrepreneurs and innovators, international thought-leaders, ICT experts and regional stakeholders.

“How many people are being left behind in the digital revolution? How do we use technology in a creative way for the benefit of society?”

The World Summit Awards declared the digital databases of the Center for Investigative Reporting in Sarajevo one of the five best digital projects in the category of online media and journalism, CIN reports:

The award is given under the auspices of the United Nations in eight categories. The jury has chosen five best nominations for each category out of 386 submissions….In the final round, a Bulgarian platform for recognizing and managing photos, Imagga, was declared “The world champion” during the global conference held in Singapore…..CIN’s databases about politicians’ property holdingspublic procurement and energy resources of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) have been acknowledged at the world level for its quality among nearly 400 submissions from 86 countries.

The National Endowment for Democracy has funded CIN’s database on politicians’ wealth and assets since 2009.  The Sarajevo-based investigative reporting group is a founding member of the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project.

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