May, 2010

Stories from May, 2010

Nomad Green: Mongolian Citizen Journalists Visit Taiwan

  31 May 2010

Nine citizen journalists from Nomad Green, the Rising Voices grantee in Mongolia recently visited Taiwan to learn more about Taiwan's social and environmental issues and local cultures and receive citizen media training. They also interacted with Taiwanese citizen media contributors, activists, environmentalists, and the Mongolian community in Taiwan.

Announcing the Newest Grantees From Egypt

  28 May 2010

Rising Voices is pleased to announce the 3 newest members to join its global community of citizen media projects. These 3 Egypt-based projects will receive microgrant funding so that they can implement their projects and help bring a new set of Egyptian voices into light.

Rising Voices Farewell Messages for David Sasaki

  27 May 2010

Many of the grantees from the Rising Voices community wanted to express their gratitude and best wishes for David Sasaki, as he leaves Rising Voices at the end of this month for a new professional opportunity. Through the use of text, photos, and videos, these messages are proof of the legacy that he leaves behind.

HiperBarrio: Voices Expressing Fear, Outrage And Hope

  23 May 2010

After a testing period of peace, reconciliation and hopes, the specters of violence in Medellín, especially San Javier La Loma (13th district) are returning. The crimes like murders and kidnappings by armed gang and drug cartels have increased in recent months. Members of the Rising Voices grantee HiperBarrio are witnessing the events and are expressing their fear, outrage, uncertainties and hopes via blog posts.

Featured Blogger: Tahina Rakotomanarivo

  3 May 2010

Tahina Rakotomanarivo blogs from Antananarivo, the capital city of Madagascar. In 2008 he attended a citizen media workshop organized by FOKO, the Rising Voices grantee in Madagascar, and his life changed. We caught up with Tahina in an email interview to learn more about him and his works.