<<Since the early 90's, FUNREDES' position is that "ICT for Development" is NOT about plugging and playing, chatting and surfing, getting information abroad, converging to one language, one culture and one market. It's about empowering persons and communities, collaborating and social networking, producing local content, facilitating diversity of languages, cultures and opinions.>>


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June 2017: New measurement of languages in the Internet

March 2019 : Last measurements


However the Observatory of languages and cultures on the Internet stays alive and active, personnaly maintained by Daniel Pimienta.

FUNREDES site has been offline for few months due to to severe cracking.
We thanks TRICOM which has hosted our site in solidarity for the last 7 years.
The site has been now re-hosted and turned back to life thanks to the support of NAP of the Caribbean.

We invite you to go straight into FUNREDES main projects and activities after 2000:

You can also check the main presentations online : PRESENTATIONS

Or go into some a short sdelection of books or papers which received Funredes contributions:

Note: we have lost some of our pages due to software obsolescence which had made them incompatible with new versions. This is the case of our CMS and other pages (that we have marked with *). In both cases we have retrieves the information and present it again thanks to thea Wayback Machine of Internet Archive (to whom we owe eternal acknowledgments).

If you are interested in Internet archeology (LA&C Internet history 1988-1996)  see our new presentation in Spanish
Part of the prehistory of the Internet in the Caribbean: the experience of FUNREDES in its initial period 1988-1995,  Roundtable: "Development of the Internet in decae of XX century and its influence in Cuba y the rest of Latin America", in HICAL, Informatica2016, La Habana,  14-18 de Marzo, 2016 and read the paper associated with the presentation.

you can either go into our Gopher simulation or discover our first historical website,  as it was in 1998, reporting on projects such as REDALC, RCP. REDID, REHRED and many others, or  visist the complete version of our website as of 2102 , as it is kept by the Wayback Machine de Archive Internet.

If you want to know more detailed information on events, publications and research activities go to FUNREDES's head home page.