Sally
Burch
Gender: 
Female
Nationality: 
British
Email: 
info@alainet.org
Address: 
c/o ALAI Av. 12 de octubre 622 (N18-24)
Quito
Ecuador
Affiliation and Cooperation: 
Association for Progressive Communications
Activist, Advocate/Lobbyist, Journalist
Global, Regional, National

Thematic Areas

Internet
Community/Citizens
Access, Inclusion and Participation, Diversity and Pluralism, Information, Communication and Expression Rights, Social Justice & Democracy
Content, Governance
Culture, Development, Gender, Environment
Specific Themes: 
Women's Rights
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Women Empowerment
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Violence against Women
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Social Inequalities
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News
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Minority Communities
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Indigenous communities
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ICT4D
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Human Rights
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Gender&Media
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Gender Mainstreaming
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Freedom of Information
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Equal Opportunities
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Digital Media
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Community Radio
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Communication Rights
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Civil Society Media
Specific Themes: 
Access to Information

Short Bio

Sally Burch is a British journalist, resident in Ecuador, who has been working with the Agencia Latinoamericana de Información (ALAI) for some 20 years, where she is at present Executive Director. As part of ALAI's Women's Program she has organized several events on women and communication. She has published a number of articles on women, communication and new technologies and is co-author of Movimientos Sociales en la Red (ALAI, 2001) and “Se cayó el sistema”: Enredos de la Sociedad de la Información (ALAI, 2003). She was also active in the women's movement in Canada during 1975-83.
From 1990 and 1993, she was responsible for the creation of the first electronic mail node for the Ecuadorian network, Ecuanex. From 1993 to 1995 she was World Coordinator for the Women’s Networks Support Programme for the Association for Progressive Communications (APC), a pioneering initiative aiming at encouraging women to use the Internet, for the UN’s 4th International Women’s Conference in Beijing. From 2001 to 2003, she was Coordinator for the Civil Society Working Group on Content and Themes for WSIS, organized by the UN.
She has a degree in literature from the University of Warwick (Great Britain) and a diploma in journalism from the Concordia University (Montreal, Canada).

Created by: Claudia Padovani