دعوات هامة

Published September 19, 2012 by Yassmin Elnazer

qomra.mail@gmail.com
Tag the City Workshop – Document.Upload.Spread
Deadline for applications: Sept 20, 2012
Workshop dates: Oct. 7, 8 and 9
Time: 7 – 10 pm

The main aim of Tag the City Workshop is to create a geo platform for young people, who have documented any of the events from January 25, 2011 until today, to upload their material and make it accessible to the others interested in knowing more about the events that took place in specific locations. During the workshop participants will learn how to digitally enhance and upload their content onto the platform. Once the workshop is finished, the workshop leaders will help participants print QR code posters (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/QR_code) and distribute the posters around the city order to move the workshop activities from digital to analogue form and vice versa.

This is not a political workshop, however, it is tailored for active citizens demanding their rights and for those that embrace democracy and freedom of expression.

Criteria for applicants:
18 + years of age
Basic technical skills
All material used for this workshop must be the applicant’s own (ex. Photos and videos)
(it is very important that participants have access to interesting content and that they have full ownership of the material used!)

In order to apply please send your CV and a short letter of motivation, explaining why you would like to participate in this workshop to the following email address by Sept 20, 2012:

qomra.mail@gmail.com

Qomra.org is a unique service that aims to educate citizens of the Arab spring countries, starting with Egyptians, by making comprehensive political and cultural content available to anyone and everyone on the web. The site is designed to host written, audio, and visual content, all generated by the users. The ultimate goal of the site is to provide information to citizens of the Arab spring countries, so that they may increase their political awareness, knowledge, and sophistication, and in turn, make informed political decisions.

Qomra.org is an information technology initiative inspired and driven by Egyptian youth. The political or religious affiliation of the founders and management team does not affect the way this content is presented; On the contrary, Qomra.org is dedicated to the following principles: Freedom of Political Participation, Opinion, Expression, Communication, Media, Internet, Religion, Peaceful Assembly, and Association. Our mission is to be on the forefront of the fight AGAINST censorship and FOR universal access to information. We seek true justice and equality and strongly support all efforts that lead to free and fair elections.

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دعوة مفتوحة: لورشة عمل “علم على المدينة: وثق. ارفع. انشر”
اخر معاد للتقديم: ٢٠ سبتمبر ٢٠١٢
ايام الورشة: ٧، ٨، و ٩ اكتوبر
المعاد: ٧ – ١٠ مساءً

الهدف الرئيسى وراء ورشة عمل “علم على المدينة” هو خلق منصة جغرافية للشباب الذين قاموا بتسجيل الأحداث التى وقعت من ٢٥ يناير ٢٠١١ حتى الآن، بهدف تحميل موادهم وجعلها متاحة لغيرهم من المهتمين بمعرفة المزيد حول الأحداث التى جرت فى أماكن بذاتها. خلال الورشة، يتعلم المشاركون كيف يقومون بتحسين الصور بشكل رقمى وتحميلها على المنصة. بمجرد انتهاء الورشة، يقوم قادة الورش بمساعدة المشاركين فى طبع بوسترات بكود الرد السريع “كيو آر” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/QR_code وتوزيعها فى أرجاء المدينة، وعندها تتحول أنشطة الورشة من أنشطة رقمية إلى أنشطة أرضية والعكس صحيح. الورشة ليست
سياسية ولكنها صممت لتساعد المواطنين الناشطين على طلب حقوقهم بما فى ذلك الديمقراطية وحرية التعبير.

شروط التقدم:
أن يكون المتقدم فى سن الثامنة عشر فما فوق.
مهارات تقنية أساسية.
كل المواد المستخدمة فى الورشة (مثل الصور والفيديوهات) يجب أن يحضرها المشاركون
(من المهم جدا أن يكون لدى المشاركين مواد جديرة بالإهتمام وأن يكونوا مالكين للمواد التى يستخدمونها!)
للتقدم، برجاء إرسال السيرة الذاتية الخاصة بك وخطاب قصير توضح فيه أهمية الورشة بالنسبة لك وسبب رغبتك فى الالتحاق بها إلى العنوان الالكترونى التالى قبل ٢٠ سبتمبر ٢٠١٢: qomra.mail@gmail.com

قمرة هي خدمة تهدف إلى تثقيف الشعوب العربية عامة ، ومصر خاصة ، عن طريق جعل المعلومات بمختلف انواعها (مقروءة ، مسموعة ، ومرئية) متاحة امام الجميع حتي يتم استخدامها من قبل الناس لبناء اراء مستنيرة، واتخاذ قرارات مدروسة.

قمرة هي مبادرة من شباب مصريين يعملوا في مجال تكنولوجيا المعلومات، وميولهم المجتمعية والسياسية والدينية لاتؤثر في حيادية نشر هذه المعلومات ولكن بالعكس، فان كل من يشارك في تأسيس قمرة يؤمن تماما بضرورة نشر حريات مثل: حق المشاركة السياسية، حرية الرأي ، حرية التعبير ، حرية التواصل ، حرية الاعلام ، حرية الانترنت ، حرية العقيدة ، حرية التجمع السلمي ، حرية الانتماء السياسي ، الغاء الرقابة ، حق الحصول علي المعلومات ، حق العدالة ، حق المساواة واخيرا حق اقامة انتخابات حرة ونزيهة.

ANNOUNCEMENT
Building Knowledge in Media Policy for Arab Countries in Transition
November 27 to December 6, 2012
AUC New Cairo

The program aims at contributing to knowledge gaining and capacity building in the areas of media policy and media reform in the region.

Who Should Attend
The program is intended for members of civil-society organizations advocating for media reform, journalists and media professionals.
A group of 20 qualified trainees from Egypt, Libya and Tunisia will be selected, taking gender balance into consideration.
Sessions are taught in Arabic, proven proficiency in written and spoken Arabic is essential to be qualified to the program.
Award
Selected candidates will receive full waiver of tuition fees, travel, accommodation and transportation expenses.

Program Structure and Duration
The program will be conducted over a period of eight training days. Participants are introduced to a wide range of topics, including:
Media reform in the transitional context
Reforming press and ICT legislation
Internet freedom
Internet regulation
Establishment of public service broadcasting models
Models of nonpublic service broadcasting in the region
Media policy monitoring and evaluation
Media management
Trainers
A group of regional experts, in conjunction with local experts of the most valuable expertise resources in Egypt will deliver the program:
Emad Mubarak, executive director, Association for Freedom of Thought and Expression, Egypt.
Professor Hussein Amin, professor, Department of Journalism and Mass Communication, School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, The American University in Cairo, Egypt.
Negad El Borai, attorney at law and senior partner, Head of the Legal Unit. United Group, Attorneys at Law, Legal Researchers and Human Rights Advocates, Egypt.
Professor Ramy Aly, anthropologist and co-founder of the Public Service Broadcast Initiative, Egypt.
Professor Rasha Abdulla, Associate Professor, Department of Journalism and Mass Communication, School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, The American University in Cairo, Egypt.
Professor Rasha Allam, Affiliate Professor, Department of Journalism and Mass Communication, School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, The American University in Cairo, Egypt.
Sawsan Zaidah, Journalist and Director, “Eye on Media”, Jordan.
Tarek Atia, Managing Director, EMDP (Egypt Media Development Program), Egypt.
Tony Mikhael, Director of Media Monitoring Unit, Maharat Foundation, Lebanon.
Yahia Shukkier, Journalist, Managing Editor, Alarab Alyawm Newspaper, Jordan.
Venue
The program will be conducted at the new campus of The American University in Cairo. This 260-acre world class facility offers the perfect learning environment for GAPP Executive Education programs.

Application and Deadline
• Apply online by filling out the application form.
• Applications with supporting documents should be submitted no later than September 27, 2012

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