The GFMD on the web: Wikipedia after all…


Oops, I did it again: When trying to sign up for the new GFMD Civil Society Facebook page, I ended up joining the Global Forum for Media Development. Now, I keep receiving info from this network of some 500 non-governmental media assistance organisations – interesting, for sure, but not exactly what I had been looking for… 😉 Actually, for quite a while this Network was among the first things that came up when searching for the GFMD on the web. Recently, however, the Migration Forum has expanded its presence on the web. Finally, I will have to change my “GFMD and other acronyms – some basic Information” page, where I introduced the Forum by writing “An event without a Wikipedia entry… a short background on the GFMD”.

Now, the GFMD finally has ist own Wikipedia pager

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Global_Forum_on_Migration_and_Development

This site is a start but surely leaves room for improvement – in particular, the role of Civil Society is barely mentioned at all.

Of course, the Civil Society Days of the GFMD have set up their own page since ca 2011:

http://www.gfmdcivilsociety.org/

They have now expanded their presence to Facebook and Twitter, so maybe this will provide the opportunity for some interactive discussions:

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/gfmdcivilsociety

(if you want to check out the media GFMD, here it is:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/44914687458/)

GFMD Civil Society on Twitter:

https://twitter.com/GFMD_CSD

The GFMD Support unit can be found on twitter as well:

https://twitter.com/gfmdsu

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About Stefan Rother

Lecturer and Researcher at the Department of Political Science, University of Freiburg -- Freelance journalist -- You can find my CV at the links below:
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