Conversation with Maureen James, Funding and Strategy Specialist at IFEX

Syar S. Alia
Syar S. Alia on 23 April 2014
Syar is a freelance writer and editor based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. She is the editor of ISSUE Magazine as well as its social media manager and special projects editor.

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Maureen James is Funding and Strategy Specialist at the International Freedom of Expression Exchange (IFEX) where she has been mobilising funds to support implementation of IFEX programmes and projects since 2003. Maureen has 20 years of experience working at Canadian and international non-profit organizations, all of them networks working together for change – including Web Networks, the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) and now IFEX.

During her attendance at APC’s Global Meeting on Gender, Sexuality and the Internet in Malaysia, Syar S. Alia interviewed James about her background as an activist, and as a former APC member. They also talked about her long-time experience in providing access to the internet as well as training to feminists in United Nations’ spaces, such as the UN Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing in 1995.

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