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04 December 2008
On the weekend of 28th and 29th November 2008 ICVolunteers took part in the conference of humanitarian professionals (Salon des MÃ©tiers de l'Humanitaire) organised by Annemasse Agglo at the Martin Luther King complex in Annemasse, France. 45 participating NGOs and training organisations joined the round table sessions, thematic conferences and individual discussions.
ClÃ©ment Trumeau of the interactive communication agency Hopscotch, then presented the blog platform www.solidairedumonde.org. Created by the French Development Agency, this blog platform is "dedicated to those who act, would like to act or want to know more about support for development and solidarity". The aim is, again, the sharing of knowledge, experience and projects. "By creating this blog" ClÃ©ment continued "by expressing opinions, sharing ideas and information, everyone can find here a space for dialogue and information on all the development debates".
The final speaker, Annick Barrand, who co-founded Soli.tv in 2007, presented the aims and technicalities of this new media, which sees itself as the first French language web-TV channel dedicated exclusively to the theme of solidarity and takes up the challenge of promoting actions of solidarity to the public through audiovisual and information communication technology. For this reason Soli.tv is also transmitted in 3-D (in particular on Second Life) under the name of 'Solisland'. "This represents a platform for information and communication exchange" observed Annick, "because the daily commitment of the millions of volunteers and paid workers to the causes of international solidarity merits genuine visibility".
Posted: 2008-12-04 Updated: 2009-5-30