The Chinese say “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day…teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime”. I consider the Social Media and NGO training very similar to this saying. I was given the skills, the know-how, and the training needed and it is now up to me to add them up with my professional experience and to make them last a lifetime. Thanks to LDN and Virtual Activism.

Chantal Souaid - AMIDEAST/Lebanon - TAG Program Assistant


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Zermatt Summit 20-12 June 2013

Dr. Tadros has been invited to the Zermatt Summit in Zermatt, Switzerland from June 20-21. The Summit this year is focused on business and NGOs. From the Summit conference:

Civil society and business have thus engaged in debate, competing advocacy and – quite often – in controversy – each trying to get the attention and support not only of the public but also of governments and international organizations to their views. While there are today very laudable examples of efficient collaboration between business and NGOs on various issues and in different countries, there is obviously a need for a broader, more strategically oriented, quieter and hopefully even more productive dialogue.

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WSIS +10 2nd phase

The second phase of the open consultations on the 2013 World Summit on the Information Society multistakeholder review event (WSIS+10) is now launched. You are invited to contribute to online discussions on the WSIS Knowledge Communities platform (WSIS KC) on themes, format and the process leading to the 2013 WSIS+10 review event. This multistakeholder and high-level event will be co-organized by UNESCO, ITU, UNDP and UNCTAD and will take place at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris from 25 to 27 February 2013.


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Press Release 2012

November 8th, 2012

Egypt -  Blocking internet websites a new step towards suppression of freedom of expression

Virtual Activism has learnt with great concern of the Egyptian public prosecutor’s decision on November 7th 2012, to “block internet porn sites” and any images or visuals that “threaten the values and morals of the Egyptian family and national security”.

Several issues need to be taken into consideration:

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Enemies of the Internet report by Reporters without Borders

This report, which presents the 2012 list of countries that are “Enemies of the Internet” and “under surveillance,” updates the report published on 12 March 2011.

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