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NGO in-a-box: Audio/Video Edition

An audio/video production and distribution toolkit

The Audio/Video edition of NGO-in-a-Box is a toolkit for advocates, enabling them to harness multimedia as a tool for social change. Audio and Video are both extremely powerful communication means that can be used extensively for documenting and monitoring, campaigning, education, awareness raising and outreach. The Audio/Video edition aims to make it easier to access these tools and make effective use of them.

Produced by Tactical Tech in association with EngageMedia the Box contains a set of peer-reviewed Free and Open Source Software tools, with associated guides and tutorials. The toolkit is not aimed at experts, it aims to make these often complex tools accessible to a broader user base. The Audio/Video box can be accessed online but it's primary form is as a physical box set of CDs, providing immediate access to all the software tools without the need to download them.

The contents of the toolkit were selected by an editorial team made up media and technology activists consisting of people from Australia, Brazil, Croatia, the Netherlands, Serbia, the US and South Africa.

The edition covers the following areas

  • Audio and video editing and production
  • Streaming
  • Audio and video players
  • CD/DVD ripping and burning
  • CD/DVD/VCD creation
  • Online distribution - podcasting, vodcasting and web publishing
  • Micro radio and TV
  • Digital distribution strategies

Also included in the box is the multimedia Linux distribution Dyne:bolic and the TheOpenCD, a collective of open source programs for day to day activities.

Combined, these CDs provide a suite of free and open source software for multimedia production, distribution and collaboration.

The box can be viewed at av.ngoinabox.org

Audio/Video Editorial Team: