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Citizens For Global Solutions Multimedia Contest – Theme Darfur 5 years On

02 Oct

Press Release:

“Citizens for Global Solutions is holding its 4th Annual Multimedia contest for artists, designers, poets, activists and just about anyone interested in thinking about global issues and making some cool art. The top contenders will be published on our website.

We’re looking for short multimedia pieces (flash animation, spoken word, digital video) that can inspire, amuse and activate people out there who believe that a better world is possible. You are welcome to work alone, in a team, or as part of a classroom project (but the cash prizes remain the same).”

Best Entry:
$2,000*

Best Category:
$600 Each*


(flash animation, spoken word, digital video)

“Entrants need not be university students, although students and recent graduates are strongly encouraged to enter.”

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ELECTIVE CONTEST THEME FOR 2008: Failing Darfur Five Years On…

In 2003 the world awakened to the terrible tragedy unfolding in Darfur, Sudan. Five years into the armed conflict, the situation remains dire for civilians. The conflict has claimed over a million lives, and the people there are still living in abject poverty. This year Citizens for Global Solutions would like to re-focus attention upon this crisis to remind the world that we still have a duty to help the Sudanese people. The Sudanese government continues to disregard its international humanitarian law obligations and flout UN Security Council resolutions, including the ban on offensive military over-flights, the disarming of the Janjaweed militia, and cooperation with the International Criminal Court at the Hague.”

“This contest is all about communicating your thoughts and ideas on the conflict:

* Feel free to focus on one specific aspects of the Darfurian case that interests you, since this will give you the most creative space to work in.

* You can also choose to expand the theme to include the larger issues of war and genocide. Remember, this theme is there mainly as a guidance tool, and that you have complete leeway in deciding which direction you will take when planning for this contest.

Deadline November 10th, check out the Citizens For Global Solutions Site for more information.”

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One response to “Citizens For Global Solutions Multimedia Contest – Theme Darfur 5 years On

  1. BillyWarhol

    October 5, 2008 at 8:12 pm

    Spotted this Today*

    http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/social_media_in_africa_part_2_mobile.php

    Social Media in Africa, Part 2: Mobile Innovations
    Written by Jonathan Gosier / October 5, 2008 1:32 AM / 0 Comments

    In Amsterdam the social media technology conference PICNIC2008 wrapped up last week after devoting an entire day of scheduling to the innovations coming out of Africa. Dubbed ‘Surprising Africa’, the conference featured prolific social entrepreneurs and technology developers from around the world who offered insight into various projects from the African continent.

    In this post we look at the state of the fast-growing mobile industry in Africa. This is the second post in our series on Africa’s Web (Part 1 is here).

    Africa is unique in that it seems to have bypassed the same era of community infrastructure building that has occurred in developed nations around the world. This is not without reason, there are some incredible hurdles to over come. Displacing the poor, complying with local governments, paying bribes, and the risk of civil unrest. Thus, most of the technologies that currently permeate Africa aren’t terrestrial. There are very few telephone lines, but mobile penetration is higher than any other region in the world. There is also limited terrestrial fiber for connecting to the internet. Instead, internet connectivity is distributed nearly entirely by satellite. As useful as this is now, satellite connections have a bottleneck that naturally limits the number of users who can connect before the whole network slows down. This keeps prices unreasonably high while internet speeds tend to be unreasonably slow in comparison to the rest of the world.

    See RWW for Full Meal Deal*

     

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