Friday, March 26, 2010

Invitation to Oxfam International Workshop on Shooting Poverty & New Media Campaigning

Dear Colleagues,

You are cordially invited to an Oxfam International facilitated workshop on the use of film and new media in humanitarian campaigning. Please click here for attached invitation. The focus of this 2-hour workshop to be held both in Cape Town on 14 April and in Johannesburg on 16 April will be on:

  1. Shooting Poverty - A competition calling for film treatments that highlight the impact of arms trade and armed violence on development.
  2. New Media Campaigning - Oxfam is about to launch a new online platform aimed at enabling individuals, bloggers and organisations around the world to take action on a number of different humanitarian issues.

Should you wish to participate in the event, please contact Nolucky Nxasana of Oxfam Australia. Kindly send your RSVP, including a completed form (see invitation) to Nolucky at (or fax 0866468447) by Monday, 29th March 2010.

I plan to attend the afternoon session in Johannesburg on 16 April. While acknowledging that the topic on film/new media may not be of interest to everyone, we do hope to see some of you there! Please do feel free to circulate to your colleagues who may be interested.

Many thanks and kind regards,