Tuesday, August 30, 2005

OUR Media - eDemocracy

OURMedia/NuestrosMedios is a transnational network with over 400 academics, activists,
researchers, practitioners and advocates working across every continent and in more than 40
countries. Its aim is to research, strengthen and support media and information/communication
technologies (ICT's) that support social justice, human rights, community autonomy and grassroots empowerment.

OURMedia Annual Conferences have taken place since 2001 and have become active spaces for
enabling strategic collaboration and analysis.
Past conferences have been organized in Washington D.C (2001), Barcelona (2002),
Barranquilla, Colombia (2003) and Porto Alegre, Brazil (2004).
This year the conference will take place in Bangalore, India from December 5-9, 2005.

Tuesday, August 09, 2005

Bridging The Digital Divide In The Americas - Quebec - Canadá

When discussing the many inequalities of our hemisphere, one recurrent issue is the so-called digital divide. This divide exists not only along the traditional lines of north/south disparities (developed versus developing countries) but also within countries when comparing urban and rural areas and particularly the social structure of wealthy minorities and poverty-stricken majorities.