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meeting in Dhaka august 5 via skype and livevideo

from facilitfsm@... on Aug 02, 2011 02:08 PM
Dear Fellows in SASF 
Greetings and wishes from SASF Secretariat
An important preparatory meeting for South Asia social forum event (18-22 November ) will be held shortly in Dhaka on 05 August, 2011 ( 10am to 18am UTC +6h) with the participation of the representatives from all the South Asian countries.
In accordance with the decisions of our January meet in Dhaka, we have been going ahead with necessary preparatory work at different levels. 
If you are participants in SASF process who cannot come physically to Dhaka , and are nevertheless interested to participate in this meeting, we have good news ! : 
 This SASF preparatory meeting in Dhaka is enlarged on internet in order to include you as remote participants from all over South Asia and abroad :
-video stream from Dhaka : the meeting will be broadcasted in live video in English by Shatil 
-written chat to Dhaka : a permanent chat room moderated by Musfik or Masha and started before the meeting will allow comments and inputs from remote participants. 
 Please inform us of your intention to participate remotely in this meeting through internet by simply contacting, as of now, the skype user "sasfbd.extension", 
As soon as you have done this, Musfik or Masha will usher you in the  English speaking chat room called  “Preparation meeting Dhaka August 5th - south Asia Social Forum”. 
There you can interact with other remote participants before the meeting and during it , while viewing the live video of discussions in Dhaka , and you can make inputs that Musfik or Masha will voice during discussion rounds in the meeting. 
 This invitation  is also an occasion to announce that SASF intends be  inasmuch possible, an “extended” event, open and friendly to local and remote participation via collective use of internet , with the internet support and connectivity of the university venue in Dhaka , and the facilitation of an “extension committee”. 
Please contact us, the earlier the better : sasfbd.extension  on  gmail.com if your organization or network intends to, or is interested by : 

- organize local SASF activities outside Dhaka during SASF days, or 
- organize enlargement on internet of its activities in SASF Dhaka (in the same way as for this august 5th meeting) , in order to allow remote participation from outside, or 
- organize “distance encounters” by videolink between your delegates in SASF Dhaka event, and local groups elsewhere , 
Also visit the internet space for more information on extension of SASF event : 

On behalf of SASF Secretariat

Muhammad Hilaluddin

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