Strategic use of the internet

World Social Forum Methodology Commision Meeting, Mexico, May 4, 2010

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Report back on WSF planning meeting attended in representation of Laneta and APC in Mexico, May 2010.

Location: 
Mexico
Publication date: 
May 2010

World Social Forum Methodology Commision Meeting
Mexico, May 4, 2010

More than 30 representatives from the WSF International Council, methodology commission working groups, and communication and expansion working groups met in Mexico City on the final day of the World Social Forum 2010. The meeting had two main objectives: 1.

Does social networking make sense for government institutes?

Mexico

Doing a search for women´s institutes in Mexico yields few results – even though all women´s institutes are required by law to have websites. Mexico´s 2002 transparency law was heralded as key to ending corruption, a vindication of citizens’ right to know.

MEF report - LISTO – collaborative project on linguistic diversity in the Internet

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Between March 22nd and March 30th, 2010, FUNREDES and Colnodo Staff has met in Bogotá to discuss their collaboration on….

1) Virtual migration of Funredes.org server to COLNODO
2) The collaboration on the LISTO project (FLOSS program for automatic insertion of translation software into various discussion lists mechanisms)

Attached brief report describes main outcomes of the meeting and gives a brief overview of the initiatives on which FUNREDES and Colnodo are planning to collaborate.

  • Main highlights:

- The main challenge for the LISTO project is the transfer of years of experience embedded in the process of development. Decision was taken to develop a formal document for that beyond existing documentation.

- The meeting inspired a new strategic thinking on the project of FUNREDES to develop a social network 2.0 platform very centered in civil society interest and culture.

- FUNREDES offers to share their vision of the linguistic diversity thematic which is still in the infancy in our field and subsequently in APC. What will also be shared is the LISTO FLOSS program as a useful tool for APC network…

Location: 
Bogotá
Publication date: 
April 2010

Between March 22nd and March 30th, 2010, FUNREDES and Colnodo Staff has met in Bogotá to discuss their collaboration on….

1) Virtual migration of Funredes.org server to COLNODO
2) The collaboration on the LISTO project (FLOSS program for automatic insertion of translation software into various discussion lists mechanisms)

Attached brief report describes main outcomes of the meeting and g

Networking Networks: Looking back to look ahead

Montreal, Canada

Lots going on with the network of networks for a free and open internet project. First and foremost, apologies for the silence. At first it didn’t seem like there was too much to write about, and then it seemed like there was too much to write about.

Drupal … can it be used by non-developers?

singapore

If you enjoy tweaking the code that makes up the framework of a website, then Drupal is probably for you. This advanced content management system is more a developer platform than a traditional CMS. Its not to say that only developers can use the system though, but to say that they will feel more at home here than in the other two.

Network of networks: April update for Ford

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The report reviews the projects goals, objectives and activities and also details short term plans for research and the strategic retreat.

Location: 
Montreal, Canada
Publication date: 
April 2010
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Network of networks: Strategic planning meeting

Date and time: 
Jul 15 2010 - Jul 18 2010

Venue

Country: 
Italy

Organisers

apc_events: 
APC
Other- name of organisation: 
Chad Lubelsky

The Network of Networks project aims to strengthen civil society influence in global public policy
spaces that deal with internet policy issues through building a transglobal network of policy
advocates working for an open and just information society. To do so we want to increase the
capacity of organizations to understand, to intervene and to collaborate on internet governance
issues.

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Location: 
Italy

Pakistan strategises around violence against women and tech

Karachi Pakistan

The morning of 19th February was one that we had been working toward for some time. There was anticipation and yet there was fear – anticipation because it was an important initiative that we were all excited to be a part of; fear that perhaps we had taken on more than we could handle, that the relevant people would not show up, etc. etc.

But we needn’t have worried.

MEF report - Using Digital Story Telling for Elaboration of Advocacy Tools Workshop APC Member Exchange Report

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In January 24-29 2010, a workshop on Digital Storytelling took place in Yaoundé, Cameroon. It was organized by ProtegeQV with a training support from WomensNet and Azur Developpement. Attached report describes challenges faced by workshop organizers, as well as several suggestions for those who are planning to develop digital stories in future.

Attached reports are:

  • Membership Exchange report on the DST training
  • French report from the event

Location: 
Yaoundé, Cameroon
Publication date: 
March 2010

In January 24-29 2010, a workshop on Digital Storytelling took place in Yaoundé, Cameroon. It was organized by ProtegeQV with a training support from WomensNet and Azur Developpement.

On content management systems

Singapore

Whilst the majority of people are still only discussing Wordpress, Joomla and Drupal as the three best Open source Content Management Systems, more and more commercial Open source Content Mangement Systems are launched. These systems will be reviewed through first hand experience.

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