World Press Freedom Day 2011
May 3rd is a date which celebrates the fundamental principles of press freedom; to evaluate press freedom around the world, to defend the media from attacks on their independence and to pay tribute to journalists who have lost their lives in the exercise of their profession. This year the theme is 21st C Media: New Frontiers, New Barriers. For more info click here.
Inclusion of human rights in WSIS 2011 consultations
Libre Planet 2011
Marlyn Tadros attended the Libre Planet Conference 2011 which took place at Bunker Hill Community College in Boston, MA Saturday, March 19th 2011. Four NEIA students and alumni also attended: Shannon Lisowski, Steve Rudolfi, Jessica Waldrip and Irina.
The LibrePlanet project is a global network of free software activists organized into teams working together to help further the ideals of software freedom by advocating and contributing to free software.
Conclusion of Conference on Role of Women In Peace-Building in Iraq
Executive Director Marlyn Tadros attended the International Conference on "The Role of Women in Peace-Building, Reconciliation and Accountability in Iraq”, which was promoted and organized, in Erbil, Kurdistan-Iraq, 27-28 January 2011 by the International Alliance for Justice (IAJ) and No Peace Without Justice (NPWJ), in cooperation with the Foundation for the Future and the Westminster Foundation for Democracy, and with support from the Kurdistan Regional Government, the Government of Italy, the Iraqi Council of Representatives, and the Kurdistan Parliament-Iraq.