Archive for January, 2007

Funding Exchange Announces New Executive Director

Tuesday, January 30th, 2007

Celeste Lacy Davis is a visionary leader with over three decades experience as an activist attorney and grassroots organizer in the fight for social justice. Stemming from her early involvement in the civil rights movement, she went on to develop broad political, on-the-ground experience in human and civil rights, voting rights, and women's rights movements.

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FEX Media Justice Fund Goes International

Monday, January 29th, 2007

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In 2007, the Ford Foundation sponsored three workshops on freedom of expression. Invited by Ford and the Consumers Union, I joined a U.S. delegation to attend the first gathering, the Global Partners Latin America Freedom of Expression Project Workshop, which was held from May 8-10 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Charlene Allen, the Deputy Director of the Funding Exchange, participated in the second gathering, the Africa Freedom of Expression Project Workshop in Nairobi, Kenya from July 16–19. In November, I had the opportunity to attend the third one, which was held in Yogakarta, Indonesia from November 4-7. These workshops were part of a discussion series to explore the implications of digital networked communications on freedom of expression.

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