Promise and Peril: Martus for Human Rights in Burma

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

I recently had the pleasure of visiting one of our longtime Martus partners in Thailand, The Network for Human Rights Documentation – Burma ( ND-Burma ). ND-Burma member groups regularly send observers, at great personal risk, across Burma’s borders with India, Bangladesh, Thailand and China.

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The First Global Martus Users Group Meeting

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Guest Beneblog by Vijaya Tripathi The first ever Martus users group meeting took place earlier this month in Chiang Mai, the capital of Northern Thailand. I’ve been journeying to Chiang Mai and other parts of Thailand to meet with ND-Burma and its member organizations for three years, and I found it personally rewarding to see other users meeting and learning from ND-Burma’s experiences in their day-to-day environment.

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Some Thoughts About Remote Presentations: Mekong ICT Camp

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I was invited to present a key note at the Mekong ICT Camp in Thailand about nonprofits, social media, and measurement. The camp took place in Cha-am, Petchburi, Thailand.

New Year’s Resolutions for Grantmakers

Connection Cafe

Britain didn’t adopt January 1 as the New Year until 1752; Thailand didn’t until 1941. In a few days’ time the Gregorian calendar will reset; the month we call December will end and a new set of 12 months will be upon us.

20 Must-Know Fundraising and Social Media Stats

Nonprofit Tech for Good

53% of Asia Pacific citizens donate to charity, with those in Thailand (71%) more likely to do so and those in Japan the least likely (16%). Google research has revealed a 30% uptick in searches from August to September related to charitable giving.

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Using Social Media Internationally: How Not To Get Lost in Translation

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Liverpool Football Club in the UK for example, uses a separate account to talk to its fans in Thailand, and another to talk to its fans in America. Flickr Photo by John K.

Help Blog.Worm spread!

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From my Enda , my blogger friend in Thailand

Mobile Messaging News Roundup

Mobile Commons

Messaging App Updates LINE expands mobile presence in Thailand – The Korean mobile messenger LINE has reported some strong growth in the Southeast Asian nation.

Celebrate Community Storytelling

Tech Soup Blog

She studied the German, Czech, and Spanish languages and has lived and traveled extensively throughout Europe and Asia, including Spain, Germany, the Czech Republic, Laos, Vietnam, and Thailand.

Latest global social, digital, mobile data for ya

AFP Blog

Alongside regional pictures that capture the stats for every nation on Earth, we also present in-depth analyses for 24 of the world’s largest economies: Argentina, Australia, Brazile, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Nigeria, Poland, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Turkey, Thailand, the UAE, the UK, and the USA.

5 Supah-Cool Free Online Tools For Nonprofits

SocialFish

Through our platform, you can reconnect with your family in Rio; manage your employees in Madagascar; organize your non-profit’s resources to Ottawa; teach a virtual class from Tulsa to students all over Thailand; foster a support group for cancer survivors from France to the Falkland Islands. This is a guest post by Joe Yeoman, who is obsessively addicted to new web technologies and discussing them.

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Upcoming Nonprofits Live: Storytelling and Collaborative Video

Tech Soup Blog

She is an experienced Director, Producer, Researcher, Screenwriter and Social Media Marketing Strategist with field and studio experience on large- and small-scale productions in the United States, England, Ghana, Thailand and Laos.

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Digital Divide Data: our Partner in Laos

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

She met us at the airport and dropped our bags off at our hotel and took us to a major crafts fair being held outside of town (where we saw products produced by numerous social enterprises: more on the social enterprise action in Laos and Thailand in my next post).

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Influence | Forum One: Internet Strategy, Social Media, User Experience and Web Site Development

Influence

Skip to Navigation Careers News Client login About Us Services Our Work Blogs Events Contact Us Home › Blogs › Influence Social Networking and #AIDS2010 Suzanne Rainey in Influence 15 Jul 2010 There’s a flurry of action this week as we await the start of the XVIII International AIDS Conference (#AIDS2010) in Vienna, Austria, next week. I wish I was able to attend, but am glad that many of my clients have the opportunity to go. The conference is held every two years, and is always.

Fundraising Video by Jonny Goldstein for Project Hope

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

While making the video I was honored to meet Thailand???s Click to Play. My friend Jonny Goldstein made this amazing video for Project Hope International. Go watch it.

Thanks to Andy Carvin: Enjoy Kong Nay Video!

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who will be doing some video blogging in Cambodia and Thailand. Click To Play. I'm packing up the video cameras that Doug donated and the I'm sending over. to Jay Dedman and Ryanne H. I just stumbled upon this video that Andy Carvin captured of Kong Nay. My kids love him. I wish we were there. Read Andy's post. Do I need to mention that I found the link via twitter

Increasing Accessible Publishing Globally

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The November 2012 General Assembly took place in Bangkok, Thailand. Plenary Talk at the Eighth General Assembly of the World Blind Union Access to published information is an essential requirement for education, employment and full social inclusion. People with vision impairments and other print disabilities deserve equal access to that treasure of information.

Building Your Blog Audience: Answering Fern Thai's Question

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They are a volunteer matching organization working a village in Thailand and if you're looking to volunteer in Thailand, you should check them out!) I "met" or rather connected with Tony from Fern Thai through Facebook (I think).

Video Blogging from Cambodia

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Ryanne Hodson and Jay Dedman were in Cambodia and are in Thailand right now. Click to Play. They are traveling with Christina Arnold from Project Hope to document her project. Here's the backstory about how they got there, etc.

Climate Warming and Palo Alto -> Miradi and the World

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Rare is working in Abaco Island in the Bahamas to protect critically threatened species like the Spiny Lobster, Eastern Steppe Mongolia to help save the Mongolian gazelle among other species; and Uthaithanee, Thailand to save the Indochinese tiger. One day last month we were shocked to discover all the street trees on our quaint downtown street had been chopped down. Clearcut. To be honest, most of us probably never took much notice of the 63 mature holly oaks.

Big News in Benetech's Human Rights Program: New Funding and Enhanced Tools!

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This post originally appeared on the new Benetech''s Blog. Secure tools to document human rights violations, such as those developed by Benetech’s Human Rights Program, have become critically important in efforts to pursue reform and seek justice—and in keeping human rights defenders safe.

Book Review: iPhone Millionaire

SocialFish

He has conducted his unique VJ training classes all over the world, from Thailand to Marrakech, and has lectured extensively both overseas and in the U.S. This is a guest post from Michael Rosenblum , author of iPhone Millionaire.

Floss Manuals and Open Source Video Editing Tools

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He's over in Thailand now, but was glad to see he had Internet access - looks like free wifi too. David Saski from Global Voices and who is running the Rising Voices project will also be at the Cambodia Bloggers Summit in Phnom Penh next week.

Go Holiday Shopping with Your Global Girlfriend

Have Fun - Do Good

The creators of Global Girlfriend's merchandise come from all over the world: Brazil, Ethiopia, India, Indonesia, Nepal, Nicaragua, South Africa, Thailand, the United States and Vietnam. According to a recent article in Muncie, Indiana's Star Press , "the National Retail Federation expects the average consumer to spend $791.10 this holiday season, up from $738.11 last year." If you're going to spend that kind of cash, why not give a gift that gives back?

Thrivability: A Collaborative Sketch

Amy Sample Ward

Like you, the contributors are from a vast array of places in the world from Stockholm, Brussels, and London to Thailand, Australia, and Uganda, and include Seattle, San Francisco, Portland, NYC, Los Angeles, Houston, Cleveland, Chicago, and Boston. I’m so excited to announce the launch of Thrivability: A Collaborative Sketch – a new book curated by Jean Russell with a collection of over 60 essays crafting a topography for thriving.

UniversalGiving: Impact, with a little help from friends (SocialActions)

Amy Sample Ward

People simply choose a country of interest (such as China or Thailand) and an area of interest (such as education or the environment) and find a list of vetted opportunities to which they can donate money or give their time. “First, we’re strictly nonprofit.&# That’s how UniversalGiving begins when describing it’s work. But, what it should really say is, “we may be non-profit, but we are not non-impact.&# Or at least something like that!

Wendy Sternberg Leaves Her Medical Career to Heal the World

See What's Out There

Wendy just spent the several months in Thailand as part of the very exclusive Rotary Peace and Conflict Studies at Chulalongkorn University. People often become doctors because they want to heal people, and by extension, heal the world. Wendy Sternberg left her successful internal medicine practice in Evanston Illinois because she decided she could better heal the world through Genesis at the Crossroads (GATC), an organization she founded.

Women Activists Profiled by Mariane Pearl in Glamour

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Pearl has profiled 9 women in 9 countries: Cambodia: Somaly Mam, a former sex worker who founded Acting for Women in Distressing Situations , an organization that rescues sex workers in Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam, and gives them job training.

What Is TechSoup Up To in Asia (Now)?

Tech Soup Blog

We’ve also launched a NetSquared Local in Singapore, and are working to include the Philippines and Thailand in the near future. Aletha Schelby is Program Manager for TechSoup Asia. Having been at TechSoup Global for eight years now, I can remember what it was like before we added the “Global” to our name (literally and figuratively). How exciting it was when we first started down the road of expanding our programs and services to NGOs in other countries!

Preventing Human Trafficking: An Interview with Christina Arnold

Have Fun - Do Good

CA: Without giving names, along the Thai-Burma border there is a project that we're funding with a fantastic former Thai Senator, Mechai Viravaidya, who is also the Chairman and Founder of the Population Community Development Association of Thailand.

In Search of Hope: The Global Diaries of Mariane Pearl

Have Fun - Do Good

"[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.

World of Good Launches Fair Trade Wage Guide

Have Fun - Do Good

We have had women's groups write us from Thailand and say, 'We make these beautiful weavings that take us days, and we earned a really high price for them, and we thought, "Wow, this is what is really making us money."

Vietnam and Indonesia Join TechSoup Asia’s Growing Family

Tech Soup Blog

They are all part of TechSoup Asia , which serves charities in the Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand — and now Vietnam and Indonesia.

NpTech Summary: Red T-Shirt Day - Supporting Monks, YouTube Nonprofit Channel, and Web2forDev Conference Reports

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

This group is an international network of people interested in e-learning, is organizing a trip to Thailand and Laos.

Participation in Storytelling: Collaborative Video on Nonprofits Live

Tech Soup Blog

She is an experienced Director, Producer, Researcher, Screenwriter and Social Media Marketing Strategist with field and studio experience on large- and small-scale productions in the United States, England, Ghana, Thailand and Laos.

NpTech Tag Summary: Face-to-Face or Mediated Experience, Open Source Software Communities, and Blog Days

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Social Media Roundup There are places in the world where YouTube has been banned, including Turkey and Thailand.

Using SMS in the Field

NTEN

Since this transition, Brooke has enjoyed working on social marketing campaigns in Mongolia, Thailand, and Laos PDR. Brooke Sadowsky, Program Manager, RARE Conservation. Our campaign managers in the field have been experimenting with using SMS to reach target audiences to spread news and information, campaign messages, and news about campaign activities. SMS allows conservation campaigns to reach a bigger audience, especially of people who are harder to find in rural and expansive areas.

Creating Markets for Fair Trade Gifts: An Interview with Priya Haji of World of Good

Have Fun - Do Good

For example, we have had women's groups write us from Thailand and say, "You know, that's so funny.