Friday, November 13, 2009

Latin America Bureau (LAB) invited to launch of new multimedia website

On 18th November Latin America Bureau (LAB) will be launching its new multimedia
website ( www.lab.org.uk ) at the Candid Arts Trust, Islington, London (see details
below).
Alongside LAB’s publishing activities, the website will provide the latest news,
in-depth analysis and information on all aspects of Latin America, from its vibrant
political andcultural life to socio-economic developments and increasingly important regional cooperation.Having established an extensive network of experts across the region over the last three decades, Lab.org.uk will provide a platform for these and a host of new commentators,

activists and journalists to disseminate thought-provoking, objective analysis of
the region to a global audience interested in events in Latin America. The website
includes dedicated Lab.org.uk blogs and vlogs from the region, video and audio
output of news, interviews and special features. A series of cutting-edge
documentaries on key issues in Latin America is planned for the future.
Lab.org.uk will also feature a special ‘Cultures’ section focusing on contemporary
cultural practices that are changing the nature of social action across the region.
This follows the cultural hotspots initiative supported by Brazil’s former Minister
for Culture, Gilberto Gil, to encourage the use of digital technology to develop new
forms of social inclusion.
Another special feature of the website is an initiative to connect people and their
perspectives from around the world who share an interest in Latin America.
Lab.org.uk has set up a ‘Social Network’ where users can create and join discussion
groups, display multimedia content and most importantly, forge a global community
able to share and disseminate well-informed news and information on Latin America.
Lab.org.uk will become a platform for local voices from the region. It will reflect
all that is exciting in Latin America: the experiments in political transformation,
some at a national level; its ever-increasing cultural vibrancy with international appeal; and its increasing economic power at both the regional and global levels.
LAUNCH DATE: 18th November 2009

TIME: 7.00pm – 11.00pm

VENUE: The Candid Arts Trust, 3 Torrens Street, London EC1V 1NQ.

CONTACT: Nina Simões

EMAIL: contactlab@lab.org.uk

TELEPHONE: 07882164728