History

2008

Daum Foundation has organized its programs into "youth and the media – Youth Voice," "information culture – IT Canus," and "culture diversity – Ollybolly," based on its previously branded "Youth Voice" and by combining preexisting programs. "Youth Voice" has maintained its pre-production support system year-round and has attempted diversification through the Jeonju Int'l Film Festival, documentary workshops, "Sex Story Contest" etc. Also, it expanded and enriched its media conference into a differentiated program with the theme of "youth and the media."

As this is the first year to combine programs related to information culture, ITCanus concentrated on increasing the awareness of the program through the "Jeju Internet Leadership program", non-profit media conference "ChangeON", "Future Tag", "Open Lamp,"and so on. "Ollybolly" has launched storybook programs in eight Asian countries and 33 pieces are currently in production. The master's thesis support program has helped 3 master's papers. We ask for your attention on the new "ITCanus" and "Ollybolly" programs and Daum Foundation promises to persistently work for the next generation in unique and various ways.

2008.1 Pre-production Support event – The 9th Jeonju International Film Festival Youth Voice special exhibit
2008.1 Pre-production Support event – The 9th Jeonju International Film Festival Youth Voice special exhibit

Applications were received for support for the pre-production of films to participate in the special exhibit of 'Youth Voice' at the 9th Jeonju Int'l Film Festival. Six teams received the pre-production support and created their films.

2008.2 Recruiting members for the 2nd Frientors
2008.2 Recruiting members for the 2nd Frientors

The 1st Frientors recruited the new members of the 2nd season of Frientors. We introduce you to the new 10 members who will lead Frientors with passion and spirit
Kang, Min-young/ Kim, Dong-bum/ Kim, Sung/ Kim, Ae-young/ Kim, Pyung-hwa/ Eo, Il-won/ Oh, Seung-hoon/ Yoon, Sung-min/ Lee, Hyun-joo/ Jeong, Sun-ah

2008.5 The 9th Jeonju Int'l Film Festival Youths' Special Exhibit Youth Voice screenings
2008.5 The 9th Jeonju Int'l Film Festival Youths' Special Exhibit Youth Voice screenings

2008. 5. 4 (Sun) At Jeonju Megabox, Youth Voice, a special exhibit for youths at the 9th Jeonju Int'l Film Festival, was held. A total of nine pieces were shown in the special exhibit. The exhibit received great attention and tickets were sold out.

2008.5 Youth Voice center, second year midterm workshop
2008.5 Youth Voice center, second year midterm workshop

May 9~10. 2008, a midterm workshop for the 'Youth Voice' center was held. At this workshop, 14 people attended including the representatives of 'Youth Voice' from Didimdol School(Sung-nam Center), Social Education Center Ilsa (Chung-ju Center), and Hae-nu-rim Local Children's Center (Cheon-an Center), Mr. Kim, Tae-hwang (supervising teacher), and so on. The midterm report of the second year and the future direction of the 'Youth Voice' center program were presented and discussed at this workshop

2008.6 Pre-production support event – Youth Documentaries Contest and Workshop
2008.6 Pre-production support event – Youth Documentaries Contest and Workshop

In order to diversify the genre of pre-production films, the contest was held under the theme of 'Stories of Youths.' A Total of eight pieces were chosen. There was a workshop at the Seoul Youth Hostel for two days on June 14 and 15, so that the youths who were filming their first documentaries could participate also.

2008.7 Co-hosting the second Daum Junior Photographer Festival
2008.7 Co-hosting the second Daum Junior Photographer Festival

There was a photograph contest for high school students interested in photography. Among all applicants, 100 youths were selected to participate in various programs in the photography camp, such as lectures from professional photographers, portfolio review etc.

2008.7 2008 Youth Voice Media Conference
2008.7 2008 Youth Voice Media Conference

From July 31 to August 2, the '2008 Youth Voice Media Conference' was held at the Hyundai Learning Center located in Yongin. About 300 youths, teachers, and activists interested in the media attended various programs including media workshops, network parties, and the opening and closing ceremonies.

2008.2 Recruiting the 3rd Frientors
2008.2 Recruiting the 3rd Frientors

After a keen competition, 10 new members of the 3rd Frientors were recruited. These are the new friends who will communicate with various youths on the subject of media.
Kang, Dong-chul/ Kwak, Yoon-young/ Kim, Eun-ju/ Kim, Pyung-hwa/ Park, Bo-mi/ Byun, Jin-sung/ Yoon, Yeo-min/ Lee, Byung-soo/ Jeong, Sun-ah/ Cho, Dong-il

2008.9 Pre-production event – Youths' Sex Stories Contest
2008.9 Pre-production event – Youths' Sex Stories Contest

As a special theme, Youths' Sex Stories Contest was held to gather what teenagers had to say about sex. Various media works including photographs, podcasts, videos, and so on were chosen under the theme of social ideals about dating, sexual desires, love, men, and women.

2008.11 Youth Voice Center second year yearend workshop
2008.11 Youth Voice Center second year yearend workshop

November 7 to 8, the Youth Voice Center second year yearend workshop was held at a villa in Cheon-an. In this workshop the representatives of Sung-nam center, Cheon-an center, Chung-ju center, the supervisor, and the members of the foundation attended to conclude the second year's programs and discuss plans for the program in the 3rd year.

2008.12 2008 Youth Voice Day
2008.12 2008 Youth Voice Day

As the year was almost to its end, on Youth Voice Day, Youth Voice friends gathered together at Dobong Forestville to talk about what's new and discuss their films. This event was more meaningful because Frientors planned and coordinated the event themselves. Approximately 100 people attended this event, including beneficiaries of the pre-production support program, mentors, Frientors, etc.

IT support center for non-profit organizations – ITcanus Planning / Opening
IT support center for non-profit organizations – ITcanus Planning / Opening

To help nonprofit organizations utilize the media and eliminate barriers to communication to spread their values for public interest, Daum Foundation launched the 'IT support center for non-profit organizations – ITcanus' program on August 2008. ITcanus provides non-profit organizations with an opportunity of education and training related to the Internet, the media, and IT, and the necessary technology and financial aid to increase the value of communication and media usage abilities. It is also planning and operating a social web service. - Why we launched ITcanus : To eliminate the barriers to communication

Hosted the Non-profit Media Conference ChangeON
Hosted the Non-profit Media Conference ChangeON

December 2008, under the theme of "the keyword of change hidden in the media," we hosted the first Nonprofit Media Conference ChangeON together with about 350 people from non-profit organizations across the country. At the first Nonprofit Media Conference ChangeON, there were the following four subjects; (1) issue, message, communication, (2) participation, sharing and opening of Web2.0 (3) social values of IT technology (4) Internet enterprise meets non-profit organizations. Participants shared their information and experience that are in need to combine the media with the values that non-profit organizations pursue. Lecturers included Judge Yoon, Jong-su from Creative Commons Korea, CEO Son, Yong-seok from Incommbrodeur, a PR communication consulting firm, Professor Jeong, Jae-sung from KAIST, PD Kim, Hyun-woo from EBS, and more. Major Korean Internet companies, such as, Daum, NHN, and Microsoft Korea etc. participated in the conference.

Hosting the Internet Leadership program
Hosting the Internet Leadership program

September 2008, Daum Foundation hosted the first Internet Leadership program with the Civil Society Organizations Network in Korea. The Internet is not merely a means of PR but it is demanding a fundamental change in the organizational culture, existence and activities of non-profit activists. Based on this phenomenon, this program was organized to forecast the future of civil society movements regarding the Internet. It is composed of lectures, debates, and workshops about 'civil society movements and the Internet' which were given by those who are actually responsible for non-profit organizations.' With favorable comments from participants, this program developed into a biannual program.

Hosting New Media special lectures for nonprofit organizations
Hosting New Media special lectures for nonprofit organizations

In order to increase the understanding and utilization of the new media, we have held special lectures on New Media irregularly. In 2008, in response to the interest for blogs, we have held two special lectures on blogs. Furthermore, we advised program planning and introduced lecturers to local communities so that they can hold their own such lectures.

The Open Source Team Blog for non-profit organizations, Open Lamp planning and opening
The Open Source Team Blog for non-profit organizations, Open Lamp planning and opening

ITcanus from Daum Foundation and Blotter.net, the one-person media news community, have opened Open Lamp, an open source information website for non-profit organizations. 'Open' means the participatory and open spirit of open source SW. 'Lamp' not only means lights illuminating information but it is also an acronym for Linux, the major operating system for open source(L), Apache web server(A), MySQL DBMS(M), and PHP language(P). Open Lamp introduces useful open source SW to non-profit organizations. It shares and spreads the mind of open source SW that will benefit the world.

Media & Communication Grants, Special Subject Section 'New media and values for public interest' receives applications
Media & Communication Grants, Special Subject Section 'New media and values for public interest' receives applications

From April to May 2008, the Media & Communication Grants received applications for the special subject section under the theme of 'new media and values for public interest.' A total of 37 projects applied and after examinations of documents and interviews, eight projects were selected for the grant. Final evaluation was conducted based on criteria such as compliance with values for public interest, degree of utilization of new media elements, existence of communication experience and application abilities with the new media, pertinence of the budgeting, and so on. Selected projects received their financial aid after the grant ceremony.

Hosting e-Haru 616 – Record a day of the Internet and build its history
Hosting e-Haru 616 – Record a day of the Internet and build its history

The 2008 e-Haru 616 campaign was held from June 2 for two weeks to record the Internet culture of the year 2008. Over 50 netizens promoted the campaign on their blogs. In an event called 'the Internet is…,' over 2500 responses were gathered. In the main event of collecting Internet websites, approximately 1000 netizens collected more than 10,000 websites. This was the highest participation record the campaign had ever received.

Opening of Future Tags, Create the Internet and he future society with tags
Opening of Future Tags, Create the Internet and he future society with tags

Future Tags open beta, launched in November 2008, is a digital archive and venue for discussion where people's thoughts and information is shown, connected and accumulated by means of tags. Daum Foundation recognized the necessity of such an online space where people can debate and share information on the issue of the influence of the Internet and IT technology on individuals' and our communities' present and future. We designed a web service with which anyone can easily express their opinions about the Internet and the future society and communicate with others interested in similar issues. This has become the beginning of Future Tags, a mind map of the Internet and the future society created with tags.

Management of the Sori Archive
Management of the Sori Archive

In February 2008, Sori Archive transformed into an open platform and improved its UI so that affiliated organizations or groups can upload audio contents themselves. Through affiliations and joint projects with a wider variety of groups and individuals, the archive is providing more than 1000 audio contents. In addition, people can listen to radio programs at Sori Archive thanks to affiliations with local community radio stations.

Online Picture Book
Online Picture Book

Ollybolly Online Picture Books help growing children feel and learn sensitivity for cultural diversity by providing storybooks from less accessible countries. Ollybolly Online Picture Books provide flash animated storybooks for free on the Internet for all children. Through this program, children will naturally realize that difference is not a reason for exclusion or discrimination but makes our world more affluent and creative. They will experience the joy of understanding others. 2008 was a year of preparation for Ollybolly Online Picture Books before its official launch. In May 2008, a planning committee was organized and since then, it has been collecting and selecting storybooks and producing animations.

Master's Thesis Support program
Master's Thesis Support program

It was the third year for the Ollybolly Cultural Diversity Master's Thesis Support program which financially aids Master's thesis research that concentrates on cultural diversity. We have met Master's degree candidates who will broaden the academic possibility of cultural diversity. The 2008 Master's Thesis Support program has become enriched with diversity regarding subjects, such as, architecture and women's studies and methodologies of theses.

  • Eom, Soo-jing (architecture) Research on culturally diverse city planning in terms of cultural location
  • Wi, Sun-joo (women's studies) Research on immigration systems regarding international marriage of foreign wives in Korea
  • Lee, Bora (women's studies) Research on the constitutional process of the 'Peace' discourse
  • Cultural Diversity Grants
    Cultural Diversity Grants

    Difference should not be a reason for exclusion and discrimination but a source of cultural creativity and social vigor. To establish a culture of respect and mutual understanding for differences, the 'Ollybolly Cultural Diversity Grants' program is operated all year. In 2008, it supported the 'Sori Communication festival' which opens a world of diversity with enjoyable sounds and continued to support 'On Aisa' which provides works of Asian writers in Korean, English and their native languages. 'Ollybolly Cultural Diversity Grants' await your projects filled with delightful imaginations and ideas.