The Call for Delegates to the INDEPENDENT MEDIA CONVERGENCE CENTER AT THE 2011 WORLD SOCIAL FORUM IN DAKAR, SENEGAL. FRANCAIS
We are creating a convergence space where activists and grassroots
in Africa can build their skills around media, be it community
or new technology such as cell phones. The setting will be
in which the participants will live and work together and hopefully form
lasting relationships and networks across the continent. The two weeks will
be spent learning, working, and socializing. At the end of the two weeks,
participants will use the skills they have attained to provide ongoing
coverage (live streaming and FM broadcasting, etc) for the World Social
Forum in Dakar.
There are three main goals that we hope this convergence will meet:
- To build media production and distribution skills within existing
African social movements and the indymedia network in Africa.
- To develop relationships that both create and strengthen
and networks of mutual support amongst groups on the African
around the world.
- To make available (or create) necessary resources and tools so that the
African activist and indymedia community can provide coverage for the WSF
Dakar, Senegal, West Africa. Participants will stay together in a
residential setting for the two+ weeks.
Grassroots movement organizers/activists from Africa and the rest of the
January 23rd, 2011 to February 5th, 2011. Two weeks preceding the
Social Forum, and the Forum itself: February 6th-11th, 2011.
***Organizations , movements, and individuals interested in participating in
the Convergence please send a list of delegation to
by August 31st,2010,*
HOW: COST & RESOURCES
.Transport-To Dakar and in/around Dakar.
Dakar2011 NLNet foundation proposal
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