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March, 2008

Stories from March, 2008

31 March 2008

FOKO Celebrates the UN

As Joan Rasafimaharo recently described on the FOKO project blog, a group of high school students belonging to the United Nations Club put together this video to celebrate the United...

20 March 2008

Voces Bolivianas: From outreach efforts to a movement

Eduardo Ávila and Cristina Quisbert presented Voces Bolivianas at the We Media conference in Miami last month and got much appreciation. On March 18 2008 the closing program of El...

15 March 2008

Kathryn Ward on the Benefits of Blogging for Bangladeshi Women

For this week's Rising Voices podcast we listen in on a live interview with Nari Jibon founder Kathryn Ward from WBDX's Big Muddy radio program in Carbondale, Illinois. Kathy describes...

14 March 2008

Five Minutes with Lova Rakotomalala

At We Media Miami I was able to sit and talk with Lova Rakotomalala, one of the coordinators of the FOKO Madagascar blog outreach program. We recorded this brief interview...

HiperBarrio: Achievements and looking ahead

HiperBarrio's presence at Medelink 2008, a local festival of digital culture, might have helped the citizen media outreach project discover a model of sustainability while extending their work to more...

8 March 2008

Women Hold Up Half the Sky: A Poetry Jam

In celebration of International Women's Day, Rising Voices grantee and Nari Jibon founder, Kathryn Ward, came up with the idea of a friendly poetry competition among Rising Voices bloggers. Participants...

6 March 2008

FOKO: Bloggers bringing Madagascar in the spotlight

While the devastations of Hurricane Ivan were under reported in the international media, Malagasy bloggers from the Foko Blog Club filled the void using photos, videos and a map mashup....

2 March 2008

Three Women Leaders Make Their Voices Heard

When Rising Voices first launched in May of last year, we hoped that at least some of the participants of the outreach projects would emerge as strong leaders and capable...

FOKO Bloggers Plant Trees in Madagascar

Following recent workshops on how to use Flickr and how to video-blog, the FOKO team in Madagascar has been active documenting the recent flooding from Cyclone Ivan and their recent...