Fahamu is committed to supporting progressive social change in the South through using information and communication technologies. Fahamu believes that civil society organisations have a critical role to play in defending human rights, and that information and communications technologies can and should be harnessed for that cause. We are committed to enabling civil society organisations to use the Internet in the interests of promoting social justice.
Fahamu produces & provides
*Electronic newsletters disseminating news, information and debate about social justice in Africa
*Distance learning materials for human rights and humanitarian organisations
*Training through face-to-face workshops
*Managing websites for our partners
*Making web-based resources available for offline use
*Undertaking social policy research on Africa
The Centre for Research Education & Development Of - [CREDO]- Freedom of Expression & Associated Rights is an International human rights organisation focusing on work in Africa. CREDO believes that freedom of expression and other strongly associated rights, are major platforms on which all civil, political, social, economic and cultural rights stand. CREDO further believes that
**Pambazuka weekly electronic newsletter. Mass circulating Africa focussed publication dealing with rights and development issues. Read editorial making case for petition @ - http://www.pambazuka.org/newsletter.phpid=15362 Home page - http://www.pambazuka.org/index.php Past editions: http://lists.kabissa.org/lists/archives/public/pambazuka-news/ **Read supporting statement by the worlds biggest organisation of journalists - the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) in support of the petition campapign - http://www.ifj.org/default.aspIndex=1673&Language=EN . The IFJ represents more than 500,000 journalists in over a 100 countries. **Read supporting statement by the World Association of Newspapers (WAN), the worlds largest organisation of newspapers. http://www.wan-press.info/pages/article.php3id_article=1417 WAN is the global organisation for the newspaper industry, and represents 18,000 newspapers; its membership includes 72 national newspaper associations, individual newspaper executives in 100 countries, 13 news agencies and nine regional and world-wide press groups. [From WAN] RAP21, African Press Network for the 21st Century - http://www.wan-press.info/pages/rubrique.php3id_rubrique=162 **Read supporting statement by the Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA): http://www.misa.org/sadc_journalists/press_releases/20030703_MISA%20_Supports_Petition.htm MISA is a dynamic, member-driven network of national chapters coordinated by a professional regional secretariat which seeks - through monitoring, training, capacity building, research and the distribution of information - to foster free independent and diverse media throughout southern Africa. MISA home page: http://www.misanet.org/ Also see the websites of: **Reporters Without Borders (RSF): HomePage - http://www.rsf.fr/ RSF Africa Section - http://www.rsf.fr/rubrique.php3id_rubrique=36 **The Committe to Protect Journalists (CPJ): HomePage - http://www.cpj.org/ CPJ Africa Section- http://www.cpj.org/regions_03/africa_03/africa_03.html And **International Freedom of Expression eXchange (IFEX) - http://www.ifex.org/en
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