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Fundación Escuela Latinoamericana de Redes (EsLaRed)
Fundación Escuela Latinoamericana de Redes (EsLaRed) 03 March 2008

Although EsLaRed was legally registered in November 1999 as an independent organisation, it has carried out training and dissemination activities on ICTs since 1992 through Universidad de los Andes. Based in Merida, Venezuela, EsLaRed is a non-profit, private, academic institution dedicated to the development and promotion of research and dissemination of information and communications technologies (ICTs) in their various forms. The objectives of EsLaRed are: To develop and promote activiti...

EngageMedia
EngageMedia 23 February 2008

EngageMedia is a media, technology and culture organisation focused on the strategic use of video to address critical social and environmental issues in the Asia-Pacific region. It works with independent film-makers, video activists, technologists, campaigners and social movements to generate wider audiences for their vital messages and move people to action. EngageMedia aims to demystify and provide access to new video distribution technologies, to create an online archive of independen...

New book on disaster communication richly illustrated
New book on disaster communication richly illustrated 19 February 2008 Anupama Saxena & Malathi Subramanian for APCNews

All of us are aware of the biggest maritime disaster the world has known: the sinking of the ‘unsinkable’ HMS Titanic. But what many of us may not be aware of is that the wireless operators on the Titanic had, in fact, received alerts from other ships about massive icebergs in the vicinity. But the operators, overworked with transmitting private messages of the ship’s wealthy passengers,...

Nodo TAU
Nodo TAU 24 January 2008

Nodo TAU is a non-profit civil society association made up by information and communications professionals, educators and social activists. Its aim is to facilitate access to new information technologies for community organisations in the region (including neighbourhood groups, church-based, gender-rights, environmental and grassroots organisations, cooperatives, schools and community centres) ...

Núcleo de Pesquisas, Estudos e Formação (Nupef)
Núcleo de Pesquisas, Estudos e Formação (Nupef) 23 January 2008

Nupef is a private, autonomous, non-profit organisation founded in 2009, whose mission is to generate the conditions for the exercise of digital citizenship, working in the defence of democracy, access to knowledge, freedom of expression, privacy and cultural diversity, among other fundamental rights. Presently, Nupef’s works is organised around four main programmes: Advocating, raising awa...

Associació Pangea - Coordinadora Comunicació per a la Cooperació
Associació Pangea - Coordinadora Comunicació per a la Cooperació 23 January 2008

Pangea is an independent non-profit organisation founded in 1993 to promote the strategic use of communication networks and ICTs for development and social justice. It promotes that the sharing of information, knowledge and technical resources among organisations and social movements for the effective and strategic use of ICTs, especially the internet, in a sustainable way, respecting the diver...

Women of Uganda Network (WOUGNET)
Women of Uganda Network (WOUGNET) 23 January 2008

The Women of Uganda Network (WOUGNET) is a non-governmental organisation initiated in May 2000 by several women’s organisations in Uganda to develop the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) among women as tools to share information and address issues collectively. WOUGNET’s vision is a society in which women are empowered through the use of ICTs for sustainable developme...

Metamorphosis Foundation
Metamorphosis Foundation 19 December 2007

Metamorphosis Foundation is an independent, non-partisan and non-profit foundation based in Skopje, Macedonia. Its main goals are the development of democracy and prosperity by promoting a knowledge-based economy and information society. The main activities of the organisation include lobbying and advocacy in order to make the social and legal environment more conducive to ICT development; educ...

Women'sNet
Women'sNet 06 November 2007

Women’sNet works to advance gender equality and justice in South Africa through the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs). It provides training and promotes content that supports women, girls, and women’s and gender organisations and networks to take control of their own content and ICT use. Recognising that ICTs are a gendered tool, Women’sNet seeks to address gen...

Alternatives
Alternatives 06 November 2007

Alternatives, the Action and Communication Network for International Development, is a Montréal-based non-governmental organisation. Founded in 1994, Alternatives works to promote justice and equality among individuals and communities located in the North and the South. Active in over 35 countries, Alternatives supports local, community-based initiatives working towards the greater economic, s...

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