Information and communication technology revolution marks also a civilization in which the information into power. The notion that information is power really happened in this era. This means that anyone who is able to manage the information properly, then he will have a strong position.
Another impact of the development of information and communication technologies are opening up opportunities for the weaker party to strengthen itself through the management of information. During this time the community is in the position of marginalized farmers, workers, indigenous peoples, the poor, often become the object.
Now they can put himself as a subject capable of managing information according to its importance and memediasikannya to various parties, especially the establishment of the foundation board publik.Inilah COMBINE (Community Based Information Network) Resource Institution, an institutional resource that chose a strategy of strengthening marginalized communities through information networks ,
Since 2001, COMBINE move to support community media development and utilization of Information-Communication Technology (ICT) as part of the system and the development of information and communication network community. At first, COMBINE facilitation and technical assistance directly to communities to develop a communication system, one of them through community radio.
Along with the rapid development of community radio, then since 2004, COMBINE begin to integrate and build a network of community antarmedia to facilitate the process of exchange of information and knowledge-based internet.
For the community, the exchange of information and knowledge (local) self-managed benefiting not only as an alternative to information in the mainstream media, but also as a base for social change. In addition to articulate interests through discourse and public decision making process in favor of the interests of the people.
For governments and economic actors, these networks helped advantageous in terms of dissemination / socialization of effective government policies, development planning based on needs and community participation and early response to sensing people's aspirations.
Support ever and is still given by the COMBINE among others, in the region of Aceh, North Sumatra, West Sumatra, West Java, Central Java, Yogyakarta, East Java, East Kalimantan, Central Kalimantan, South Sulawesi, Southeast Sulawesi, West Nusa Tenggara and East Nusa Tenggara , Support given to community media, government and village communities to local NGOs who focus on information and communication.
COMBINE now legally registered as a foundation based in Yogyakarta.
What they stand for
Advocating the basic rights of civil society are realized through Community Voice - www.suarakomunitas.net
Strengthening the people's economy is realized through Community Market - www.pasarkomunitas.com
Pegurangan disaster risk embodied in LAND RATS which information can be accessed at http://www.tikusdarat.net
Community resource management embodied in Granary Rural Communities through Information System which can be followed by a discussion of its development in www.lumbungkomunitas.net.
Where is Combine Resource Institution