[EURO-Discuss] Nominations - update III

Wolf Ludwig wolf.ludwig at comunica-ch.net
Wed May 2 15:53:17 EDT 2007

Hi all,

first of all, I would like to thank Annette for nominating me (and Karen as well) 
for the EURALO board. I hereby accept this nomination. For those of you who 
haven't crossed or met me before, here some biographical notes: 

Wolf Ludwig (52), studies in languages and economics, journalist by profession, previously specialised in development cooperation and on human rights. Various Working experiences (consultancies) in different European countries, Africa and Middle East. From 1997 I was working as project manager and head of department of the Swiss media union (comedia), primarily in charge of communication and electronic media. My involvement with information society issues started with WSIS in 2002. Founding member of Comunica-ch, the Swiss platform on the information society, I served as one of several representatives of the Swiss civil society in the governmental delegation during WSIS I, and as member of the media caucus. Comunica-ch continued its engagement during WSIS II. In 2005 I was elected as Co-president of our platform. In this period I organised several conferences on Internet related issues. Since summer 2006 I am working as online journalist, specialised on new media, public dom!
 ain and information society themes. I attended two preparatory meetings of EURALO in spring (Frankfurt) and autumn 06 (Berlin). My prior concerns are: freedom of expression, communication rights and civil /consumer rights in the information society. Ensuring broad participation if Internet users is a prerequisite of any people-centred information society.

Working languages: German, English and French; in Switzerland we are particularily dedicated to cultural diversity. With my political and professional experience I would like to contribute to and to strengthen EURALOS future.

Best regards,

 Annette Muehlberg wrote Wed, 02 May 2007 17:10:
>Dear all,
>by now I had the chance to speak with Karen Banks from APC (UK) and Wolf 
>Ludwig from comunica.ch (Switzerland) who both are willing to serve on 
>the EURALO board. I would like to nominate those two as I think they 
>will be a real asset for our new organisation. Both are well known in 
>the internet community, have a lot of knowledge on ICANN issues and are 
>willing to work on getting individual users involved in ICANN's decision 
>making processes.
>I add Karen's CV here. Wolf, you all know as he has been working from 
>the very first meeting on the succesfull setting up of our EURALO. He 
>will send in his CV soon.
>Below you will find the updated list of nominations.
>All the best
>Karen Banks is a networking pioneer who has worked with ICTs and their 
>application as a tool for social change since 1990. Between 1990 and 
>1997 she maintained an international gateway called 'GnFido' at 
>GreenNet, a small non-profit ISP in London, and founding member of the 
>Association For Progressive Communications. The gateway used simple 
>'store-and-forward' technology (fidonet and uucp) providing in many 
>cases, the only means of cheap, efficient electronic communications to 
>thousands of individuals, NGOs, Acadamics, Researchers and 
>quasi-governmental departments in Africa, Asia, Latin America and 
>Central and Eastern Europe.
>In 1993, along with women colleagues from the Association For 
>Progressive Communications (www.apc.org), she formed the APC Women's 
>Networking Support Programme which led an all women team of 40 to the UN 
>Fourth World Conference on Women in 1995, where they provided email and 
>web access to over 10,000 delegates. She coordinated the APC WNSP from 
>1996 to 2004.
>She coordinated APC's participation in the WSIS process and continues to 
>coordinate APC's participation in post WSIS activities such as the 
>Internet Governance Forum.
>She leads APC's work in the CRIS (Communication Rights in the 
>Information Society) campaign and has recently taken up position as 
>Network Development Manager for APC after coordinating APC's Women's 
>Networking Support Programme for 8 years and coordinating APC's internet 
>rights work globally, and in Europe from 1998-2001.
>She remains a Director of GreenNet and is currently a trustee of Privacy 
>International, an international privacy rights and civil liberties 
>watchdog based in the UK, member of the civil society working group on 
>the Commonwealth Action Programme for the Digital Divide.
>She is currently a member of the ICANN Nominating Committee, was a 
>member of the WSIS Working Group on Internet Governance (WGIG) and was 
>awarded the Anita Borg Social Impact Award with the APCWNSP in 2004.
>APC <http://www.apc.org/>www.apc.org
>APC Women's Networking Support Programme 
>Anita Borg Institute Awards: 
>WSIS WGIG Profile: 
>GnFido: (http://www.gn.apc.org/anniversary/fido.html)
>This is the current status of nominations:
>== Nominations for the ALAC
>Patrick Vande Walle (self-nomination)
>Sebastien Bachollet (Dessi) (accepted)
>Veronica Cretu (Wolfgang) (accepted)
>Dessi Pefeva (Vittorio) (rejected)
>== Nominations for the EURALO Board
>Rudi Vansnick (self-nomination)
>Vittorio Bertola (self-nomination)
>Dessi Pefeva (Vittorio) (?)
>Christoph Bruch (Vittorio, Wolfgang) (accepted)
>Desiree Miloshevic (Wolfgang) (accepted)
>Bill Drake (Wolfgang) (accepted)
>Jeanette Hofmann (Wolfgang) (accepted)
>Andres Oliva (Dessi) (?)
>Karen Banks (Annette) (?)
>Wolf Ludwig (Annette) (?)
>Wolfgang Kleinwaechter (Vittorio) (rejected)
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