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Accessible databases of civic and media archives.

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Open Gazettes South Africa

Gazettes are a critical record of South African history. They should be easy to find and use, and freely available to everyone. With nearly 40, 000 gazettes from between 1958 and 2020 available, Open Gazettes is the largest freely online collection of gazettes in South Africa.

Archiving local political websites

Websites for local candidates disappear after elections. We’re going to save them.

TV News Archive and captions

Welcome to TV NEWS Archive! This research library service enables you to: Search more than 1,666,000 U.S. broadcasts using closed captioning; Borrow broadcasts on DVDs; View and Cite short streamed clips; Compare and Contrast perspectives across networks, stations and time; and Place video quotes within your commentary. Dive in and Share your insights!

Urban Archive

Urban Archive is a technology nonprofit that creates new connections between people, places, and historical institutions.

Syrian Archive

Syrian Archive is a open source platform that collects, curates, verifies, and preserves visual documentation of human rights violations in Syria


Anyone can join the Participedia community and help crowdsource, catalogue and compare participatory political processes around the world.

Facebook Ad Archive

The Ad Library provides advertising transparency by offering a comprehensive, searchable collection of all ads currently running from across Facebook Products.


Social Media Archiving Built for Government Transparency

Web Integrity Project

Our mission is to monitor changes to government websites, holding our government accountable by revealing shifts in public information and access to Web resources, as well as changes in stated policies and priorities.

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