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Prize for Using the Internet for Social Justice

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  • Robin Hamman
    Message 1 of 1 , Sep 24, 2001
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      >-----Original Message-----
      >From: Karen Higgs [mailto:khiggs@...]
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      >The Association for Progressive Communications (APC) is offering the
      >BETINHO COMMUNICATIONS PRIZE (2001), which recognizes the use of the
      >Internet for social justice. The prize is in the amount of $7,500 USD;
      >the deadline is September 24.
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      >The Betinho Prize is offered to non-profit organisations,
      >community-based groups, coalitions, working groups or social movements
      >anywhere in the world that have successfully used information and
      >communication technologies (ICTs) as an essential ingredient in their
      >development work.
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      >Last year, over 160 inspiring projects were nominated for the prize
      >including a Website recruiting and orienting volunteers to participate
      >in the reconstruction of ex-Yugoslavia; an information network
      >connecting indigenous communities in Mexico; and a child's rights data
      >gathering initiative in Mozambique. The inaugural winner, the Max
      >Foundation, is a life-saving online support network functioning in
      >English, Spanish and Portuguese for the families of children suffering
      >from leukaemia and host of Latin America's first online bone marrow
      >tissue registry.
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      >Nominations for the Prize will be accepted until September 24, 2001.
      >Detailed eligibility criteria and a nomination form are available from:
      >http://www.apc.org/english/betinho
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      >PREMIO BETINHO DE COMUNICACIONES DE APC, 2001- La fecha lÌmite para las
      >presentaciones al premio de 7.500 dÛlares, en reconocimiento al uso de
      >Internet a favor de la justicia social, es el 24 de septiembre
      >
      >El Premio Betinho de APC de 7.500 dÛlares se entrega a organizaciones
      >sin fines de lucro, grupos comunitarios, coaliciones, grupos de trabajo
      >o movimientos sociales de todo el mundo que hayan sabido utilizar con
      >Èxito las tecnologÌas de informaciÛn y comunicaciÛn (TIC) como elemento
      >esencial en su trabajo por el desarrollo y la justicia social.
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      >El aÒo pasado fueron nominados al Premio m·s de 160 proyectos de gran
      >inspiraciÛn; entre ellos, un proyecto destinado a conseguir y guiar
      >voluntarios, a partir de un sitio Web, para participar en la
      >reconstrucciÛn de la ex-Yugoslavia; una red de informaciÛn entre
      >comunidades indÌgenas en MÈxico y una iniciativa de recolecciÛn de
      >informaciÛn sobre derechos de los niÒos, de Mozambique. El ganador del
      >primer aÒo, la FundaciÛn Max, es una red de apoyo electrÛnica que se
      >dedica a salvar vidas: est· dirigida a las familias de niÒos que sufren
      >de leucemia y hospeda el primer registro latinaomericano de mÈdula Ûsea.
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      >Las candidaturas al Premio ser·n recibidas hasta el 24 de septiembre de
      >2001. Los detalles acerca de los criterios de selecciÛn y el formulario
      >de candidatura se encuentran en: http://www.apc.org/espanol/betinho
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      >Best regards,
      >
      >Karen Higgs, APC Communications Manager
      >Tel: +598 - 2 - 419-6192 Int. 116 (GMT -4)
      >APC: http://www.apc.org
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      >APCNews: Civil society's monthly e-bulletin on strategic uses of the
      >Internet to promote social justice and equality. From the APC, an
      >international online community or peace, human rights, development and
      >the environment since 1990.
      >
      >To receive the news direct, write to: webeditor@... or visit:
      >http://www.apc.org/english/news
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      >APCNoticias: Un boletÌn electrÛnico dirigido a la sociedad civil,
      >enfocado en el uso de Internet para promover la justicia e igualdad
      >social realizado por APC.
      >Para recibir las noticias directamente, escribe a: webeditor@... o
      >visite: http://www.apc.org/espanol/news
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