August, 2008

Stories from August, 2008

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Creative Commons and the culture of sharing

  28 August 2008

Creative Commons licenses enable you to share your creative works with others and retain their commercial value as well. In this post we will discuss why the culture of sharing is important and ways to use cc-licensed contents.

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Neighbourhood Diaries’ Open Box of Poetry

  24 August 2008

Many of the same Calcutta-based youth who were trained as citizen journalists in the Neighbourhood Diaries project are also featured in the most recent issue of Kalam's annual anthology of poetry, "Open Box", which as been made available here as an eBook.

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Blogging the Dream: Battling Mental Health Stigmas

  23 August 2008

In the city of Câmpulung Moldovenesc, in North Eastern Romania, the Orizonturi Foundation will be creating a Blogging Club in the upcoming months in hopes of changing their community’s perceptions of those with mental health problems. Their project, “Blogging the Dream,” is one of the six new health-focused citizen media outreach projects that were announced in June by Rising Voices and Open Society Institute’s Health Media Initiative.

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REPACTED: Learning to Blog

  21 August 2008

We have some updates from the Rising Voices grantee REPACTED. In the last week of July REPACTED had a workshop on report writing and blogging in their project office in Nakuru, Kenya.

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Nari Jibon: Making a difference

  14 August 2008

In this post we will experience Bangladesh through the eyes of Nari Jibon bloggers, learn more about some of the people behind Nari Jibon and learn how the project is making a difference with its blogging activities.

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FOKO: A dream progress

  9 August 2008

The FOKO Madagascar team is progressing with a lot of zeal and enthusiasm in arranging blog outreach workshops for the youths in Madagascar to make their dream come true.