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

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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. Global Voices blogged yesterday about a project funded by the State Department's Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs, DOTCOM , and its recent progress.

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. 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. Jim shows off a few more green gadgets from CES 2009.

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I'm a mentor for the Young Caucasus Women's Project!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I'm mentor for a blog project for young women from Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia entitled YoungCaucasusWomen. students, the young women will be trained in personal citizen journalism to be published on a weblog (a WWW publishing tool, available for public consumption.) Here's the project description from the site: Recruited from current FLEX.

Changing the World: TechSoup's Newest Global Partner

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In addition to Syria and Iraq, these are Bulgaria, Greece, Georgia, Armenia, Iran, and the Azerbaijani exclave: Nakhchivan. (If Image 2 : Wikimedia / Public Domain. Are you sitting down?! We've got some exciting news. But first, some context: Let's start with a volatile mix of Syrian refugees, border conflicts paired with complicated politics , protests, Internet censorship, and a youth unemployment rate of 20 percent.

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. California College of the Arts' Center for Art and Public Life "The Center for Art and Public Life creates community partnerships using the arts to address issues of social justice, diversity, community development, and education.

Mentoring Young Women Bloggers

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They are looking for bloggers from around the world to be blogging mentors for 1 week as part of the Young Caucasus Women project, a group blog for young women from the Caucasus region (Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia). Its all about a ballroom dancing program in the New York City public schools and it makes a terrific case for the importance of arts education. Beth Kanter posted information about an interesting youth mentoring opportunity on the www.netsquared.org blog recently.

Beijing 2008 Olympics Potential Catalyst for Human Rights

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Disband the Publicity Department (the former Propaganda Department), which exercises daily control over content in the Chinese press. The 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing is providing leverage for Tibetan, Darfurian, Burmese and Chinese human rights campaigns: The International Campaign for Tibet created the Race for Tibet.

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