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Search-engine and links, including: Art & Literature, Culture & Society, Education & Politics, Health & Science, Internet & Computers, Music & Entertainment. News, country focus, discussions, chat. Sections on:
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    Studies, Conferences, Publications
    (in chronological order, as far as possible)

    The Landless of the Cyberworld: The Internet as a development aid?
    Issue 24 of zum Thema (30 Dec. 1998). Editorial by Harald A. Friedl. Texts and interviews: R. Poth, J. Breidenbach, M. Becker, R. Sundaram, S. Caraveo, M. Ewel, D. Ott, A. Obrecht, N. Zurawski, U. Afemann, A Rajapakse, A. Dissanayake, R. Hamman, F. Fortier. (German, partly English)

    Internet in der Dritten Welt: Netz der Hoffnung
    Internet in the Third World: Net of Hope. Issue 10/1998 of Südwind, Magazin für Entwicklungspolitik. Includes texts by Harald A. Friedl: Im Netz der Hoffnungen and Robert Poth: Warteschleife fürs Internet. (German)

    Digital Third Worlds* and Barriers to Internet Access
    Issue three of Cybersociology Magazine (7 August, 1998), edited by Robin Hamman. Texts by Robin Hamman, Kirsten Smith, Nelly Lejter.

    The Internet and Global Socio-Economic Development
    By Melisa Makzume, 23 July 1998. Reports from INET '98, Geneva.

    Dritte Welt und der Aufbruch in das Informationszeitalter am Beispiel Internet
    Dissertation by Gabriele Otterstetter (Berlin), 1998. Analizes cultural, economical and social aspects of the use of Internet in Africa, Asia and Latin America.

    The Internet and Poverty: Real help or real hype?
    Panos Media Briefing No. 28, April 1998. Panos: Information and communication for sustainable development, London.

    Uwe Afemann: Internet und Dritte Welt
    Research, articles, links, an more:
    Internet for the Third World: Chance or threat?. Extensive research, October 1997.
    Internet fźr die Dritte Welt: Chance oder Bedrohung?. Article, May 1998, (German)

    ISEA97  -  Text only version
    8th International Symposium on Electronic Art. September 22-27, 1997. Chicago, Illinois USA, School of the Art Institute of Chicago. See:
    Panel: A Multi-Cultural ISEA - Proposal for discussion

    5th Cyberconference - 1996, Madrid
    6 - 9 June 1996. Website with numerous contributions to the conference, among others:
    Erik Davis: »'Roots and Wires': Polyrhythmic Cyberspace and the Black Electronic«
    Guillermo Gómez-Peña: »The Virtual Barrio @ The Other Frontier« (includes »1st draft of a manifesto: Remapping cyberspace«), »El Mexterminator I«
    Olu Oguibe: »Forsaken Geographies: Cyberspace and the New World 'Other'«
    Ravi Sundaram: »Beyond the Nationalist Panopticon: the Experience of Cyberpublics in India« (Abstract) und »About the Brazilianization of India«, Interview by Geert Lovink

    See also Article on the conference by Armin Medosch in Telepolis. (German)
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    Organizations

    Funredes
    Networks & Development Foundation. International Non-Governmental Organisation, NGO, dedicated to disseminate the Newer Information and Communications Technologies (NICT) in developing countries. (English, Spanish, French). Studies and projects, among others:
    Languages & cultures
    Investigación de los impactos socioculturales, económicos de las nuevas tecnologías de la informaci—n y comunicación. (Research the on new technologies' socio-cultural and economical impact)

    ISOC - Internet Society
    The Internet Society is a non-profit, non-governmental, international, professional membership organization. It focuses on: standards, education, and policy issues. Its more than 100 organizational and 6,000 individual members worldwide represent a veritable who's who of the Internet community. Organizes the INET-Conferences.

    Network Startup Resource Center (NSRC)
    A non-profit organization in Eugene, Oregeon/USA. NSRC has been involved for the past decade with the deployment and integration of appropriate networking technology in various projects throughout Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, the Middle East, and Oceania. Links, databases, etc.
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