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January, 2008

Stories from January, 2008

30 January 2008

The Paniagua Band

One thing you'll notice immediately if you visit the outlying community of La Loma in Medellín, Colombia is that nearly the entire community has the same three or four last...

Rayones by Jorge Jurado

Vandalism or a legitimate form of cultural expression? Is tagging a form of visual contamination or does the writing on the wall tell us something more about the communities we...

21 January 2008

Social Media Outreach: Non-Profits are the Key

We often talk about extending the global conversation to every corner of the world with the available social media tools. The not-for-profit organizations, or the NGOs as they are known...

HiperBarrio's Citizen Journalists Bring Their Local Community Together

With just seven months of experience, the young and extremely motivated participants of HiperBarrio have blossomed into genuine citizen journalists. By rescuing their community's forgotten history, they have also helped...

16 January 2008

An Introductory Guide to Global Citizen Media

Rising Voices proudly announces the first in a series of outreach guides meant to explain the fundamentals of citizen media to a non-technical readership. The first guide, An Introduction to...

12 January 2008

Review of Rising Voices Projects

We have witnessed an incredibly sense of community take place among the participants of each of the first five Rising Voices projects. They have become more than just bloggers. In...

11 January 2008

Voces Bolivianas: Leaping forward to the next round

The pilot program of the Voces Bolivianas project organized in El Alto city ended last November. It helped teach the use of citizen media tools to members of underrepresented groups...

3 January 2008

Budding citizen journalists learn about their neighborhoods

Wishing a happy new year to the readers and followers of the Rising Voices. This week we will highlight the updates of the neighborhood diaries project which is growing citizen...