Site Auditing

"Images for thinking the Other "

"Images for thinking the Other : From Exploration to the 1931 Colonial Exhibition”

A didactic website by Musée du Quai Branly: modules.quaibranly.fr/e-malette/

Musée du Quai Branly, Paris, France

A Cross-cultural Forum

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A few weeks ago, I decided to take advantage of a stay in Paris to visit one of the most important museums in France , though it is still a newborn. But I discovered much more than a museum: actually it could be considered as a cross-cultural forum, not only because of its collections and exhibitions (such as “Planète métisse”) but also an educational and research centre, and public living space all in one. Back home in Aix, I looked at the museum’s main website (quaibranly.fr) and, as it usually goes with the web, I strolled around… And after a while I hit on the right page, that is to say the museum’s didactic website.

Beyond a surprising neologism, the “e-mallette” learning kit can turn into a treasure box for everyone interested in arts and history, civilisations and cultural heritages. While the museum is aimed at showing “how major a role art plays in everyday life” in all four corners of the world - Africa, Asia, Oceania and America - this website addresses the task of learning to respect each other by using a lot of historical counterexamples.

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The Charles Léopold Mayer Foundation for Human Progress

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Introduction

The Charles Léopold Mayer Foundation for Human Progress (formerly "Fondation pour le Progrès de l'Homme", hence the acronym FPH) is an independent foundation under Swiss law. It was established in 1982 by Charles Léopold Mayer's executor. It is organized by a Council of 7 to 11 people and has a permanent team of around 15 people to carry out its initiatives.

The main purpose of the Foundation is to support the emergence of a world community. It intends to concern not only the academic world but every kind of social and occupational group. The Foundation defines itself as a "human adventure" developed over the long term in partnership with public and private partners on the various continents. Furthermore, on the one hand, it considers itself as a learning organisation within which the management of memory plays an essential role, which it combines with the development of a coordinated strategy. The Foundation regards particular initiative as a value in itself, but above all considers that true meaning emerges from the synergies which occur through interlinking with other initiatives. So its broad aim is through donations or loans to finance research projects and initiatives which are involved in "a significant and innovative way with the progress of mankind".

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SITE AUDIT : WWW.OUMMA.COM

I. Introduction

1. The Topic

The website Oumma.com is an independent initiative which aims to inform people about Islamic culture and current events regarding the integration of Muslims in Western societies (especially in France). Oumma.com describes itself as “the first website of French-speaking Islam”. Its rate of activity is about 6 millions/month. Moreover, Oumma.com is recognized for its quality by both Muslim community and European media such as Le Monde, El País or Die Zeit…

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SITE AUDIT: WWW.AMNESTY.ORG.UK

Come to the launch of an extraordinary anthology of poems written by men imprisoned in Guantánamo Bay.

 

Amnesty Annual General Meeting's festivities
National Conference and AGM 2008 Come to this year's conference and celebrate the impact that ordinary people can make around the world.
"Our purpose: We are ordinary people from around the world standing up for humanity and human rights".
 

[I] Introduction

1. The Topic

We have chosen to present the English site of the organization "Amnesty International" (AI). It is a well-known nongovernmental association which is actively present in many countries all over the world. It was created in July 1961 by Peter Benenson, a lawyer. First funded to protect prisoners of conscience and their families against torture and ill-treatment and to speed up their release, Amnesty International quickly focused people's attention on other issues. It currently attempts to fight all Human Rights violations, either against individuals or against minorities and nations. The causes it defends and promotes are numerous: women’s and children’s rights, rights for refugees and prisoners of conscience, ending torture and executions, halting the proliferation of armed conflicts…

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UNHCR site audit

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I have chosen to present the official site of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. The UNHCR is the official organization of the United Nations concerning Refugee. The HCR was mandated for the first time in order to prepare the Geneva Convention on Refugees. After the expiration of the first mandate, the organization was delegated by the General Assembly of the United Nations with an open mandate which has lasted up till now.

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