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Chile: First Bloggers Association

A group of Bloggers have decided to make the Chilean Association of Bloggers [ES]. The idea was born from the concern of not having a organized manner of communication. As they explain:

Somos una agrupación de voluntarios con objetivos comunes, que mediante los blogs, buscamos desarrollar iniciativas comunitarias de diversa índole. Fomentar la comunicación y la democracia por medio de la internet, buscar la representabilidad de nuestro pareceres, canalizar nuestras aspiraciones, reparos y posiciones bajo un techo ordenado y pluralista que albergue a todos sin exclusión.

We are a group of volunteers with common goals that, via weblogs, we seek to develop communal initiatives in diverse fields. We intend to promote communication and democracy by means of the internet, to seek representation of our opinions, focus our aspirations, positions and objections under roof of order that unites everyone without exclusion.

They also declare that there is no political, religious or ideological basis of the organization and that they are committed to the bloggers’ idea of sharing visions through open, participative space.

This group began in November and already has 300 members. They also want to spread the use of technology. They have organized a digital literacy campaign in a school and intend to do more. But their main focus is creating a participative place for everyone. As a non profit organization, they are also looking for sponsors to help them go forward.

9 comments

  • That’s really exciting! Sounds very grass-roots.

    BTW, is your last sentence directed at GV, for example?

  • What a coincidence!We are doing almost the samething here in Taiwan recently.

  • […] Wakati tukiendelea na demokrasia-shiriki ya kujenga Jumuiya ya Wanablogu Tanzania, soma habari kuhusu chama cha wanablogu wa Chile, Chilean Bloggers Association. Bonyeza hapa uisome. Bonyeza hapa uone tovuti yao. […]

  • I wonder whether Ecuablogs would be catalog as an Association!

  • We are just starting, a lot a chilean bloggers plenty of ideas about blogs. Today we are 337.
    We want to share experiences and knowledge with the community. This is a good way to exchange information, tips and stuff about blogging.
    We have a Flickr too! for all our activities and meetings:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/achib/

    Thanks Rosario for this post!

  • As Roberto said we are just starting with this iniciative, and the response of the chilean bloggers, so far is really good.

    For this year we are planning several interesting projects in the matters of digital education for childrens, among some other blogging stuff.

    Thaks for the note.-

  • This is a good idea…

    ACHIB… “Ideas que avanzan con Chile”

    Let’s go to work!!!

  • It’s fantastic. The world is grow, and Chile too.
    Congratulations for the “Achib”

  • We’re now creating an innovative organisation to get all the good intentions of the chilean bloggers together and make them come true. It’s our challenge to start walking this long, hard road. We are willingliy doing — nothing is impossible.

    Good article, Rosario! Thanks a lot.

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