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Digital Empowerment Toolkit Now Available!

At World Pulse, we recognize the need for ongoing learning—for you and for your community! Our toolkits aim to provide the resources you need to advance your social change work.

We are excited to introduce our Digital Empowerment Trainers’ Toolkit, a dynamic resource to help you bring the benefits of connecting online to women in your community. Check it out today! »

Offer: New Awards to Promote Online Free Expression

Google and Global Voices announce the “Breaking Borders Award,” which honors those around the world who are fighting for free expression online. The award, totaling $30,000, will honor and support outstanding web projects, initiated by individuals or groups, that demonstrate courage, energy and resourcefulness in using the Internet to promote freedom of expression.

Nominations for the award can be submitted starting today at www.breakingborders.net, the submission phase will end on 15th of February 2010. The award will be given in three categories, with a $10,000 prize for each awardee.

-Advocacy, given to an activist or group that has used online tools to promote free expression or encourage political change
-Technology, given to an individual or group that has created an important tool that enables free expression and expands access to information
-Policy, given to a policy maker, government official or NGO leader who has made a notable contribution in the field

Nominations are open to individuals, groups or cooperative projects in any of the three categories. Participants can nominate themselves, as well as blogs, websites or other online presences. The nominees should have helped to promote the free circulation of ideas, stood up against censorship, helped local communities, raised awareness about a specific issue or cause, mobilized to change government policy or supported silenced voices. The winners are going to be announced and honored in spring 2010.

contact info: nomination@breakingborders.net

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