<<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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March 2019 : Last measurements of languages in the Internet

June 2017: New measurement of languages in the Internet


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


We thanks TRICOM which has hosted our site in solidarity between 1998 and 2007.
After, the site has been re-hosted in a commercial servers (1&1) thanks to the support of NAP of the Caribbean and the efforts of Álvaro Blanco.
Finally the site is being migrated in FastComet web hosting services in June 2019, again thanks to the efforts of Álvaro Blanco.
The domain is now maintained at no cost as long as the web hosting contract is renewed; the associated domains will not be renewed and the corresponding information is only accessible via the WayBack Machine of (see below).

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 selection of books or papers which received Funredes contributions:

Note: we have lost many pages due to software obsolescence which had made them incompatible with new versions, or due to the release of associated domain names. In most of the cases the can be  retrieved using  the Wayback Machine of Internet Archive (to whom we owe eternal acknowledgments); the corresponding pages are marked with *.

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 decade 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.

Then you can either go into our Gopher simulation or discover our first historical website,  as it was in 1998, reporting on projects about regional or national research and civil society networks, such as REDALC (regional), RCP (Peru). REDID (Dominican Rep.), REHRED (Haiti)and many others, or  visit the complete version of our website as of 2102 , as it is kept by the Wayback Machine of Internet Archive.

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