Some Reflections About Civil Society 2.0 and Why I’m Not On A Plane To Tunisia Right Now

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The post I had originally planned to publish before leaving on a plane for Tunis, Tunisia was going to be all The Women’s Enterprise for Sustainability (WES) , funded through the U.S.

Great reads from around the web on February 15th

Amy Sample Ward

" roundup activism bookmarks ebook email events list marketing mobile pew politics postalicious research resources revolution socialmedia tunisia us votingI come across so many great conversations, ideas, and resources all over the web every day. Here are some of the most interesting things I’ve found recently (as of February 15th). You can join the conversations in the comments, or click through to the original posts to find what others are saying.

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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.

If You Do Nothing Else, Use An Editorial Calendar and Measurement for Your Content Strategy

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Note from Beth: By the time you read this post, I will be in the USA from doing a training in Tunisia for NGOs and trainers who will deliver training to women entrepreneurs as part of the WES program and also improve their NGO’s use of social media.

Getting Started Again (After A Break)

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And, by the time this post is published, I will be on a plane somewhere between Paris and Tunis. This first week of the new year, I will doing a week of training for NGOs and trainers in Tunisia for the Women’s Economic Sustainability Tunisia project with colleague Stephanie Rudat.

The Power of Our Collective Professional Networks and Transdisciplinarity Learning

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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.

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

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The Team from Tunisia identified Sawty as an example of a networked nonprofit in Tunisia, while the Lebanon Team pointed to Nasawiya. Beirut Diary: I’m in Beirut for the week as part of The E-Mediat project , a capacity building project that leverages a networked approach.

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Celebrate International Women’s Day

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Chema Gargouri, Country Director, Tunisia, @chemagarcat. March 8, International Women’s Day , marks an occasion to celebrate the accomplishments of women worldwide.

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.

Spotlight on Social Media, Crowdsourced Translation, Egyptian Protests and Diplomacy

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From Crisis Mapping Egypt: Collection of Maps.

How To Think Like An Instructional Designer for Your Nonprofit Trainings

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Don’t be so focused on getting through your lesson plan if you feel that participants need understand the content in a different way. The photos above are from a Train the Trainers workshop I did in Tunisia.

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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Trainer’s Notebook: The Art of Good Openings and Closings

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This is an exercise I used in Tunisia. Sunrise on Sacred Maori Land outside of Auckland, NZ.

International Human Rights Day 2011

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We have witnessed thousands of people taking to the streets to demand fundamental human rights and social justice; ordinary citizens turning into activists by using social media to mobilize protest movements that brought repressive governments to an end; and dramatic changes transpiring – like Tunisia’s first elections, or the encouraging signs of progress in Burma.

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.

Happy New Year: What’s Your Theme for the Year?

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I taught social media integration and “ Train the Trainers ” workshops for trainers who would be delivering the curriculum throughout Tunisia. I have a couple of New Year’s rituals that help prepare me for a new year.

The 5 Best Social Impact Games of 2010

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And even though this game was released a few months ago, the relevance of promoting non-violent revolution is more apparent than ever with the events in Tunisia, Egypt or Libya. # By Jeff Ramos, Community and Content Manager, Games for Change When most people outside gaming think of video games, they typically fall into three buckets: "old school" games like Super Mario and Tetris, social and mobile games like Farmville and Angry Birds, or hyper-violent console games like Grand Theft Auto.

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Weekly Member Round Up: Technology and World Change

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He was inspired when the citizens of Egypt and Tunisia used satellite connections to contact Internet service providers in other countries, when their governments shut down access to the World Wide Web. World Change, by Glennharper Here at NTEN we talk about the power of technology to change the world every day - in part, by allowing unheard voices, information, and numerical data to speak in new and meaningful ways.

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

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For example, The National Statistical Institute (NSI) of Tunisia has posted the Household Income and Consumption Surveys (HICSs) and Labor Force Surveys (LFSs) becoming the first agency in the region to offer access to such comprehensive data.

ASU Lodestar Center Blog: Research Friday: Social Media is all.

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Social media, particularly, have proven to be powerful and exceedingly important, especially as we watch the uprisings in Tunisia and Egypt. ASU Home ASU A-Z Index My ASU Colleges & Schools Directory Map About Blog Academics Organizational Assistance Emerging Leaders Professional Development Philanthropy Research News & Events You are here: Home → Blog Pages Blog Home Write for us!

E-Mediat Day 4: What does it mean to be a social media trainer?

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The national anthem from Tunisia brought tears to my eyes – in part – because feeling in which they sang it – and the team leader, Chema, has a beautiful singing voice.

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In November, I'll be speaking at a session of the Net Impact conference, and then off to Tunisia for the World Summit on the Information Society. On the way to Tunisia, I'm hoping to stop in London for a couple of meetings. Sometimes I like to update people on my travels. I've got a lot of trips planned for the next few months, and sometimes these blogs lead to people getting in touch with me about ideas for action!

Building a Global Library

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Tunisia is very interesting this week! The WSIS conference is going on, human rights activists are getting beaten up, and we're talking about how information technology can help build a better world. I gave my talk here on Tuesday, entitled: Building a Global Library for People with Print Disabilities. It went well: many passionate and interesting people from the disabilities movement are here and we are definitely brainstorming ways to join our efforts.

Great reads from around the web on September 19th

Amy Sample Ward

The Revolutions Were Tweeted: Visualizing Prominent Information Flows during the Tunisia and Egypt Revolutions – This is a very cool visualization from danah boyd pulling together twitter accounts and displaying tweets, reactions, and much more. I come across so many great conversations, ideas, and resources all over the web every day. Here are some of the most interesting things I’ve found recently (as of September 19th).

Beaconfire Survey: What we learned at SXSW and NTC

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Jo, Functional Consultant: It’s hard to pick my favorite session from SXSW, but the highlight was probably hearing Clay Shirky explain why social media is playing a huge role in revolutions in the Middle East: not because it’s helping protesters coordinate in the present, but because it’s been a channel for protest groups to organize and grow stronger for years, long before the recent protests started in Tunisia and Egypt.

Bookshare.org.in (India)

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Bookshare.org.in (India) My South Asian trip is mainly exploratory, with one notable exception. Bookshare.org is going international, and India is one of our focus countries for this expansion.

Jim does Tunis

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Walking into the medina, the old part of Tunis, I suddenly acquired very friendly people from Tunisia speaking good English (which is unusual, since English is about language number six in usefulness in Tunisia, after Arabic, French, Italian, Spanish and German). While I actually was momentarily tempted by the mint tea and the ceremony to buy a rug, I remember that Virginia was quite clear when I had asked about gifts from Tunisia, that rugs were not a part of the list.