E-Mediat: Reflections from the Conference in Fez, Morocco

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The conference in Morocco was a “tri-lingual event” and was translated into French, English, and Arabic, although the content and instructional design were identical to the event in Jordan. Group Photo with Certificates.

Virtual Morocco in Second Life

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That's my avatar with a fez I pocked up in Virtual Morocco in Second Life, a student project! Virtual Morocco contains monuments and experiences from Casablanca, Rabat, and Marrakesh, and includes space for projecting real-world events into the virtual environment.

The Librarian of Marrakesh

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Jamila Hassoune Ten years ago, I started corresponding with a fascinating woman from Morocco, Jamila Hassoune. She was the first woman bookseller in Morocco. We had a great conversation, and I learned much more about her dreams for doing more for the people of Morocco.

We Have a Treaty…and It’s Great!

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Diplomatic leaders leaders gathered in Marrakesh, Morocco. Last month, leaders from around the world gathered in Marrakesh, Morocco, with the hope of taking a huge step forward and designing that international model.

E-Mediat: Social Media Capacity Building for NGOs in the Arab World

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The project is training 300 NGOs in Jordan , Lebanon , Tunisia , Morocco , and other Arab countries to become networked ngos and use social media for civil society goals. A true public/private partnership, the funding partners include Microsoft and craiglist Charitable Fund.

The Road to Accessibility without Borders: Celebrating the One-Year Anniversary of the Marrakesh Treaty

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One year ago, on June 28, 2013, at a diplomatic conference in Marrakesh, Morocco, the World Intellectual Property Organization ( WIPO ) agreed on a historic international copyright exception for people with print disabilities.

E-Mediat: Social Media and Digital Activism in the Arab World

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For context, read my first post about this project.) The highlight of third day was a VIP Lunch with project sponsors, implementation team, and remote participation via skype from members of the In-Country teams in Jordan and Morocco.

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E-Mediat Networking Conference at the Dead Sea, Jordan

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” The conference marked the end of an 18-month capacity building program that trained more than 220 NGOs in Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco and Tunisia on how to use social media effectively to advance civil society.

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Meeting the Geeks of Arabia at N2Vlabs Talks in Amman, Jordan

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E-Mediat is working with more than 220 NGOs in Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Tunisia, and Yemen. Rami Al-Karmi, N2V Lab.

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The Blogger Returns

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Well, for one thing, planning a trip over the holidays to Morocco and Mali. We'll be travelling in Morocco with some good friends. I've been absent from these pages a long time. There's so much going on my blogging has just gone by the wayside. Let's get back on track.

Bringing Millions of Books to Billions of People: Making the Book Truly Accessible

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Just three years ago, negotiators from around the world converged on Marrakesh, Morocco, to hash out a final deal. I believe in the power of books to change the world. That is not a particularly radical belief among librarians, but I hope to make you believe even more in the power of books.

Celebrate International Women’s Day

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Widad El Hanafi,Country Director, Morocco, @woodalisa. March 8, International Women’s Day , marks an occasion to celebrate the accomplishments of women worldwide.

E-Mediat: Day 2 – The Networked NGO in the Arab World

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The Morocco Team discussed how Youth Without Borders is a networked network and the Yemen Team pointed out how the Youth Leadership Development Foundation is one as well. The Morocco Team blogged about two of the tools that were demoed, social mention and rowfeeder.

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What can you learn by visualizing your Twitter network?

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The first day of training is this Sunday and we’ll be covering networked approaches for NGOs and social media trainers. The participants include in-country teams from six different countries: Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, and Yemen.

The Power of Our Collective Professional Networks and Transdisciplinarity Learning

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E-Mediat: Networked Capacity Building in the Middle East

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The goal is to train over 150-250 NGOs in Jordan, Lebanon, Yemen, Morocco, and other countries and help them put social media skills into practice. The E-Mediat Implementation Partners at SF Planning Meeting.

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A Guide To Facebook Activism

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The 15-page PDF includes the pros and cons of using Facebook for activism, a step-by-step guide to organizing an activism campaign on Facebook, and examples of campaigns from Burma, Morocco, and Egypt.

E-Mediat Day 1: A Networked Mindset To Capacity Building

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In the morning, we did a team building exercise to better understand the network core, the in-country teams from Yemen, Morocco, Lebanon, Tunisia, and Jordan. Photo by @sdarine.

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Data Digest: Open Data for Africa Platform, Silent Data Revolution in MENA and Data Strategies

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A July 2012 approved decree by the Central Statistical Organization of Yemen now allows full access to its data to the public and Morocco has started to provide various organizations access to data based on bilateral agreements.

Creating Learning Experiences That Connect, Inspire, and Engage

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I’ve been tasked with designing and facilitating a session for trainers during our two-day e-Mediat networked nonprofit and social media bootcamps in Jordan and Morocco. The training for the NGOs that have completed the 5 workshops from the different countries over the past year.

A View from Istanbul

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Having caught the travel bug years ago as a Peace Corps volunteer in Morocco, Peg went on to train teachers for the Peace Corps in Morocco, Mauritania, Lesotho and Gabon. Peg Giffels, Director of Community Engagement, NPower Seattle. What does our work look like from across the world and what can we learn from that perspective?

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In Search of Hope: The Global Diaries of Mariane Pearl

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"[N]ow I have an answer for my son, who lost his father to blind hatred. Yes, there is hope in the world, and it isn't naive or even idealistic. It is real."--Mariane Mariane Pearl, In Search of Hope.

The Global Fund for Women: An Interview with Kavita Ramdas

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The year before that, women in Morocco won an amazing change in the law. "I think there are many different ways in which you define leadership.

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