Around the TechSoup Global Blogosphere, January 23-29

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Kevin examines the Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs' use of new media to empower youths in Armenia and Azerbaijan. From TechSoup Global's grant-funded projects: MaintainIT Project. Chris reports that TechSoup's Refurbished Computer Initiative is now open to public libraries. In case you missed it, here's what we've had to say over the past week. From the TechSoup Community: TechSoup Blog.

Changing the World: TechSoup's Newest Global Partner

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Ok, now add to the mix a liberal dose of several years of strong economic growth and modernization, a GDP ranked 17 th in the world, a youth population (12 to 24 year olds) representing a third of the total population, and a growing reputation as one of the most promising IT sectors globally, and do you know where that will land you? In addition to Syria and Iraq, these are Bulgaria, Greece, Georgia, Armenia, Iran, and the Azerbaijani exclave: Nakhchivan. (If Are you sitting down?!

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Post-conflict Reconstruction: Disarmament, Reconciliation, and Blogging?

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Global Voices blogged yesterday about a project funded by the State Department's Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs, DOTCOM , and its recent progress. Reaching out to youths in Armenia and Azerbaijan, DOTCOM. …Will explore youth issues through the lens of media, ultimately creating their own documentaries, digital stories, short films, public service announcements, and other media for distribution internationally.

Art, Social Change & Young Women Bloggers

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During the week the young women in the program from Armenia , Azerbaijan and Georgia wrote their own posts answering the question, we commented on their posts and they commented on each other's posts. For every submission the Getty gets, they will donate $10 to Friends of the Global Fight Against AIDS, TB and Malaria. This week Beth Kanter and I finished our week being mentors for the Young Caucasus Women Project.