<<Since the early 90's, FUNREDES' position is that "ICT for Development" is NOT about plugging and playing, chatting and surfing, getting information abroad, converging to one language, one culture and one market. It's about empowering persons and communities, collaborating and social networking, producing local content, facilitating diversity of languages, cultures and opinions.>>
April 2023: V3.2 of the model for presence of languages in the Internet. Promising results, finally, for African languages. Check Results.
March 2023: The site of the Observatory of Linguistic and Cultural Diversity on the Internet migrates towards its own domain : OBDILCI.ORG. The previous site (funredes.org/lc) contents are kept to avoid the lost of links to documents while navigation from it will reach the new site.
Dicember 2022: Tribute given to Daniel Pimienta from Dominican ICT Chamber for his contributions to ICT in Dominican Republic and acknowledgment given by Daniel Pimienta to the teams and partners involved in activities in the Dominican Republic.
August 2022: "A short history of the observation of languages in the Internet" + Update of the model for production of indicators + Detailed description of the method.
March 2022: THE OBSERVATORY PRESENTS VERSION 3 OF THE METHOD AND NEW RESULTS FOR MESURING THE PRESENCE OF LANGUAGES IN THE INTERNET.
CHECK 2022 METHOD & RESULTS
AUGUST 2021 : THE OBSERVATORY PRESENTS NEW RESULTS AND ENHANCED METHOD
FOR THE MEASUREMENT OF THE PRESENCE OF LANGUAGES IN THE INTERNET.
GO TO SEE 2021 CAMPAIGN
WHAT'S NEW SINCE 2017
|May 2017: FUNREDES ANNOUNCES THE END OF ITS ACTIVITIES
However the Observatory of languages and cultures on the Internet stays alive and active, maintained by Daniel Pimienta, as well as activities related to Information Literacy.
You can also check the main presentations online : PRESENTATIONS
Or go into some a short selection of books or papers which received Funredes contributions:
Note: we have lost many pages due to software obsolescence which had made them incompatible with new versions, or due to the release of associated domain names. In most of the cases the can be retrieved using the Wayback Machine of Internet Archive (to whom we owe eternal acknowledgments); the corresponding pages are marked with *.
If you are interested in Internet archeology (LA&C Internet history 1988-1996) see our new presentation in Spanish : Part of the prehistory of the Internet in the Caribbean: the experience of FUNREDES in its initial period 1988-1995, Roundtable: "Development of the Internet in decade of XX century and its influence in Cuba y the rest of Latin America", in HICAL, Informatica2016, La Habana, 14-18 de Marzo, 2016 and read the paper associated with the presentation.
Then you can either go into our Gopher simulation or discover our first historical website, as it was in 1998, reporting on projects about regional or national research and civil society networks, such as REDALC (regional), RCP (Peru). REDID (Dominican Rep.), REHRED (Haiti)and many others, or visit the complete version of our website as of 2102 , as it is kept by the Wayback Machine of Internet Archive.
If you want to know more detailed information on events, publications and research activities go to FUNREDES's head home page.