It was great that indymedia organizers from Sub-Saharan Africa made it to the Tunis forum seeing how much effort we put in the past into trying to network organizers from North and Sub-Saharan Africa. Tunis offered a chance as well for networking and solidarity between groups from different countries in Sub-Saharan Africa where the lack of a good road and communications infrastructure has made it difficult for cross borders organizing, networking, solidarity and even intercultural understanding.
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Media Activists, Technicians, Organizers!
The Indymedia Africa Working Group will be holding a meeting during the World Forum on Free Media (WFFM) -- this Tuesday 3/24 in Tunis. The purpose of this meeting will be to plan for the sixth Indymedia Africa Convergence, which will take place just prior to, and in cooperation with, the International Assembly of the World Association of Community Radios (AMARC), in August 2015.
Tunis, March13th, 2015.
After the terrorist attack today at the Bardo Museum, next to the National Assembly, the 2015 World Social Forum organizing committee declares that the Forum and all its activities are maintained.
Through this attack, terrorist groups attempted to undermine the democratic transition Tunisia and the region are currently experiencing while creating a climate of fear amongst citizens who aspire to freedom, democracy and pacific participation in establishing democracy.
‘’We, the Sofa Republic of Mali express our solidarity to all the soldiers died in honor field and also to the northern people assaulted and victims of raping, looting and vandalism’’.
These are the first words of this music from the young group Sofa republic created after the military coup last year in Mali. Sofas were warriors in the time of Emperor Soundiata Keita in the thirteenth century. They fought to protect and defend Mali Empire.
The Durban Community Video Collective (DCVC) is an informal network based at the Centre for Civil Society (CCS), University of KwaZulu-Natal. Our collective mission is to promote video as a tool for social change, education, creativity and community advocacy. More specifically, we seek to empower individuals and communities by facilitating the creation of public grassroots media production.
Communities, students and organisations in Durban are benefiting from
free video training workshops through the Centre for Civil Society’s