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Arnault Coulet

#Haiti: How you can help by mobile donation. Why not in France, any idea ? - 0 views

  • Mobile Donations

    • US: individuals can text HAITI to 90999 to donate $10 to the Red Cross for  Haiti efforts. You can donate $10 up to three times, and 100% of the  donations will reach the Red Cross Foundation. This effort is run by Mobile Accord.
    • US: Individuals can also text YELE to 501501 to donate $5 to the Wyclef Jean's Yele Haiti Foundation. [Update] 501501 is run by the Mobile Giving Foundation. In their terms, the foundation says "there may be some designated organizations that have permitted the MGF to grant 5-10% of each donation to the MGF to cover administrative costs associated with the MGF’s mission." We were unable to contact Yele or Mobile Giving to check the specifics of their partnership). [Earlier we had said 501501 was run by 501media. This is not true in the US, 501501 in Canada, however, is run by 501 Media].
    • Germany: text HAITI to 81190 to donate $5 (out of which $4.83 will go to Aktion Deutschland Hilft).  
    • Denmark: text Katastrofe to 1231 to donate 150 kr, or call 90 56 56 56.  
    • More organizations that are workin in Haiti in relief efforts are listed on  The NYTimes Lede Blog and more on  MSNBC's How to Help page.
    • [Update] US: You can now text the word "Haiti" to 85944 to donate $5 to the Rescue Union Mission and MedCorp International, and the word "Haiti" to 25383 to donate $5 to the Internal Rescue Committee. These shortcodes also courtesy of the Mobile Giving Foundation.
    • [Update] Canda: You can text the word "Haiti" to 45678 to donate $5 to the Salvation Army, again courtesy of the Mobile Giving Foundation.
Arnault Coulet

Mobile Phones Creating New Opportunities for Activists - 0 views

  • Increasingly widespread penetration of mobile phones around the world is creating new opportunities for activists to organize, connect and open windows to their lives.
  • co-founder of MobileActive.org,
  • Mobile phones are much more accessible for people in developing countries where Internet connections may be expensive or nonexistent
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  • It was through these innovations that Kiripi Katembo Siku, an art student from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, was able to create a film that portrayed street life in the Congo’s capital, Kinshasa.
  • It was SMS that offered many of the real-time updates found on Twitter and other social networking sites during the recent Iranian and Lebanese elections that captured global attention.
  • In 2005, Greenpeace Argentina,
  • he campaign enrolled more than 4,500 activists to receive text alerts during critical legislative battles and encouraged them to text or call their representatives in a show of support for the zero-waste policy.
  • using solar power for mass texting by mobile phone someday.
  • During President Obama’s June 14 visit to Cairo, Egypt, and his July 11 visit to Ghana, subscribers in places where Internet or television might not be accessible received SMS texts with updates of his speeches. In response, subscribers were able to send in questions for President Obama to answer in a podcast.
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