Nils Brock

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Journalist and media developer with focus on community media and community networks. Experience as freelance journalist and media activist in Brazil, Chile and Mexico (a.o. NPLA, jungle world, DW). Member of the extinct media initiative (Mexico City, 2007), collective creator of the first Linux/GNU software compilation for community media flujos-vivos in Latin America; later international consultant with AMARC Brasil (a.o Pororoca project). Work on media regulation, digital broadcasting and media training. Coordinator of the biographical online archive Consultant for special projects for, especially LocNet. Member of the Global Innovation Gathering (GIG) network. Co-coordinator of the open-source digital newsroom Colmena (DW Akademie and partners) co-created and maintained with CSOs in the Global South.


Money for Nothing, Chicks for Free? The notorious non-funding of community organising

Kersti Ruth Wissenbach, Nils Brock, Victoria Wenzelmann

Growing and nurturing communities requires time and effort, yet funding remains scarce. Digital transformation opens up new opportunities for communities to organise and amplify their voices, but donors are slow to support process oriented funding for this critical type of care work - as usual, mostly done by women. Let's get to the bottom of it!
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