December, 2010

This Issue:
DSN Turning the Corner P. 1 DSN Training a Hit in Jakarta P. 2 Digital Library Launched P. 2 Lessons Learned P. 3

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New DSNs Come Online
A list of new DSNs than came online since the last newsletter. INFID INFID stands for the International NGO Forum on Indonesian Development and was established in June 1985. INFID is an open and pluralistic network of NGOs from Indonesia and various member countries of the Consultative Group for Indonesia as well as of international organizations and individuals with an interest in and commitment to Indonesia.


DSN Turning the Corner
By Deloria Many Grey Horses, Four Directions DSN Coordinator The Deep Social Networking project has been in action since March 2009 and is turning the corner thanks to it’s training the trainers concept. The same participants that have been the cornerstone of this project since the beginning, have now become the trainers, capable of conducting all four phases of DSN to a range of ages, technical skills, and in multiple languages (English, Thai, Bahasa, Burmese, Khmer, Filipino, Lahu, Kayan, Igorot and the list is growing). Multiple DSN trainings will be conducted by former DSN participants simultaneously through out Southeast Asia… …In Thailand four of our top DSN participants from KNGY (Kayan New Generation Youth) will be holding weekly trainings for the Saw High School in Mae Sot. All of the participants are Burmese refugees and will receive all of their DSN training in Burmese, there will be no need for a translator since our former participants are Burmese as well. Save Lahu in Chiang Dao led by Mr. Maitree is in the process of developing a school for 20 orphans that would allow for regular schooling, as well as, DSN trainings during the evenings and weekends. …In Indonesia Budhie Himawan has been conducting follow-up DSN support for the Human Rights Working Group and affiliated organizations that attended the initial training in Jakarta. Budhie will be holding a phase 1 DSN training with AMAN (Archipelago in which a dozen participants from AMAN will learn all four phases of DSN and conduct trainings for the nearly 100 members of AMAN. ….in Cambodia DSN trainings will be held by both CIYA (Cambodian Indigenous Youth Alliance) and MYN Cambodia (Mekong Youth Network) in the development of websites and social media in order to empower the youth of Cambodia and all of it’s Indigenous Peoples’. ….And in the Philippines DSN follow-up trainings in Social Activism Blogging will be held with students in Bontoc and Tadian in the Cordillera Region with MPSPC (Mountain Province State Polytechnic College). Currently six of our Indigenous DSN participants from Thailand, Cambodia, and the Philippines are attending a week long youth video/filming training camp in Baguio City, Philippines.

WALHI (Friends of the Earth Indonesia) Wahana Lingkungan Hidup Indonesia (Indonesian Forum for the Environment) was founded in 1980 and joined FoEI in 1989. WALHI is the largest and oldest environmental advocacy NGO in Indonesia.

HRWG Human Rights Working Group Indonesia network created during our DSN training in Jakarta. continued on page 3

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DSN Training a Hit in Jakarta
A report filed by Budhie Himawan, Four Directions DSN Coordinator Indonesia, in October 2010 With the great efforts and supports from all parties, we successfully completed the Deep Social Network Training for Trainers in Jakarta. The training was attended by 13 participants from 12 organizations (AICHR, HRWG, SEAPC, HRRCA and 8 other NGOs). In addition to that, Kris Merginio from Working Group for an ASEAN Human Rights Mechanism (Philippine) also joined the training. The training went smooth. All participants are computer literate even some of them have IT role in their organizations. Additionally, all of them have deep knowledge about their own organization and most of them were ready with their contents. Each participant has their own talent. We were very happy teaching each other sharing our knowledge and expertise. There were some occasions however, when we had difficulty with internet connection. But I would consider it as valuable lesson for future projects. With all of our enthusiasm, the participants created 15 sites, which are: some organization sites, some networking sites and some personal sites. Although they are not full fledged sites, they formed a good groundwork. Deloria, Franco and I see some potential future Deep Social Networks. I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone directly or indirectly involved in the training. I’d like to start by thanking Chief Phil Lane Jr., whose inspiration motivates us learning and implementing Deep Social Networks. I would not forget your great efforts in supporting me during the critical situations. I'd like to sincerely thank Melinda, Michael and SEARCH for spending your valuable time coming to the training, ensuring everything is taken care of and sponsoring the training. I'd like to truthfully thank Cliff and Joakim for providing the best platform for Deep Social Networks. In particular, I want to thank Cliff Lyon for introducing me to this wonderful team. I would also like to thank Jon Ramer and Tom. I stole with pride some of your materials. Our thanks must also go to Mr. Rafendi’s and his team who have worked so tirelessly to make it all such a success and especially Kiky & Dhini who made sure everything ran so very well. Above all, however, I'd like to sincerely thank Deloria & Franco who guide me before and during the training. I really appreciate your presence. It’s been great, fun and enjoyable working with you both. The training was just a kick start. The real work is waiting ahead. I will contact each organization, visit and assist them building a sustainable Deep Social Networks. I would certainly need your continuous support. Thank you.

FWII Digital Library Launched

By Tom Litchfield, DSN IT Staff The IT team is proud to announce that it has completed the planning and development of the SEARCH/ FWII Digital Library website, at This website will contain literally hundreds of audio, video and documents for learning and reference. The Digital Library is designed to be a dynamic online resource of Human Rights, Indigenous Peoples, Human Development and Sustainability materials,

continuously expanding as resources are updated and new materials added. There are hundred more videos, documents and other media that are waiting for inclusion to the new library. These will be added to the library in the coming weeks as they are currently being reviewed for proper cataloging. The IT team is helping coordinate this colossal effort. With new materials being added daily, please check the site periodically for updates.

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New DSNs Come Online

By Deloria Many Grey Horses, Four Directions DSN Coordinator


KontraS (The Commission for “the Disappeared” and Victims of Violence) was established on March 20, 1998 by activists who concern for the increasing number of victims of state sponsored violence.

SeAPC Southeast Asian People's Center DSN participant Maitree receives his graduation diploma from Phil Lane Jr. While conducting DSN workshops, our team’s education was just as important as the skills we taught to every group. We have summarized some key observations in four lessons learned. Lesson #1: Quality over Quantity It is always better to focus on fewer organizations and offer a series of trainings ensuring that those organizations involved can develop their websites and social media to its greatest potential. Instead of jumping from one workshop to the next, and rushing participants through the program, we found that spending more time with each group and making sure there was ample follow up strengthened the skills taught. We have participants who are not only skilled in DSN, but are now teaching DSN to others in their community! For us there is no doubt the extra time and attention makes a key difference in training sessions, and we are extremely proud of the results! Lesson #2: Outreach Benefits for Rural and Isolated Communities Social Networking can bring resources, tools, and connect isolated communities with the rest of the world. In addition to accessing online resource materials that can benefit their community, participants are encouraged to use the Internet to reach out to individuals outside of their geographic region. This outreach can inject new ideas and assistance to community issues that need attention. The participation of others outside of the region can inspire and energize the local community. Lesson #3: Participants Should be equipped to Teach and Share what they Learn with others in their community This makes the DSN project scalable and sustainable, and allows online communities to continue growth long after workshops. Lesson #4: A Strong Foundation is needed in Digital Competency and Digital Literacy for this Digital Future. Participants will gain an edge in their future careers by understanding how Internet and communication tools are beneficial. By developing their skills in Internet services integration, VoIP and telecommunications and basic website contraction and design, participants may be presented with more economic opportunities than without this knowledge.

Paralegal LBH Jakarta

Jakarta Legal Aid Institute

Prakarsa Rakyat

People Initiative - LearningTogether Forum

SBMI Info Organization of Migrant Worker Indonesia

Yayasan Pemantau Hak Anak Children's Human Rights Foundation

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New DSNs Online
Buruh Migran

Migrant Worker Jaringan HAM

Human Rights Network

MSQRT on EJK and ED msqrtejked Multi-sectoral Quick Reaction Teams on Extra-legal Killings and Enforced Disappearances in the Philippines

Kampanye We Can Indonesia wecanindonesia

Social Movement to Stop Violence against Women

Media Kampanye Rakyat People Campaign Media for Human Rights

2010 SEARCH DSN Team: Deloria Many Grey Horses, Francisco Violich, Sian Phairotsuphasin, Tom Litchfield, Budhie Himawan,

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