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and he sometimes posts to them.
If you have questions about these lists,
he'd be happy to answer them or help you
find the answer.
A search of listserv & majordomo archives will
expose to the range of his postings.....
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(oops... my favourite e-mailings list, and I cannot find the
file for it :-(
Its the Development and Media list run by AMARC
(the worldwide association of community radio stations) and
Videazimut (the worldwide association of peopel & organization.
Don Richardson at the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada is
the list facilitator..
(I'll post more information on this later...
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(Technology Transfer in International Development)
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Date sent: Mon, 24 Nov 1997 12:48:10 -0500
Subject: Welcome to media
Welcome to the media mailing list!
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Date sent: Tue, 10 Feb 1998 19:51:59 EST
From: Elliott Parker <3ZLUFUR@CMUVM.CSV.CMICH.EDU>
Organization: Central Michigan University
Subject: February Monthly Note
This note is usually posted about the 10th of the month both as an
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(Enterprise Development in Developed & Developing Countries)
Date sent: Tue, 28 Oct 1997 21:40:17 -0500
Send reply to: Jean-Claude Lorin
Subject: WELCOME TO enter-l
Welcome both to oldtimers and newcomers to ENTER-L, an enterprise
development discussion list which now has a brand new address and
location (ENTER-L@enterweb.org ).
The list is back in operation and seems to be working well. You can
also now access current archives at
ENTER-L Discussion List focuses on enterprise development in developed
and developing countries, with special attention to micro and small
enterprises. Topics for discussion include: definitions, the enabling
environment, finance, supporting systems, training and training of
trainers, education and enterprise development, technology, markets,
the informal sector, the entrepreneur, networking, privatization,
employment creation, urbanization, enterprise development programming
and planning, gender and enterprise development, etc. (for more details
on those topics you can go to
WHEN WAS ENTER-L STARTED?
ENTER-L was started in the fall of 1994 by Jean-Claude Lorin, an
employee of the Canadian International Development Agency who is also
the creator (on his free time) and owner of ENTERWeb The Enterprise
ENTER-L was housed for three years in CIDA but became inoperative in
September 1997 following an administrative decision to close the CIDA
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