Stories from August, 2008
Creative Commons and the culture of sharing
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.
Neighbourhood Diaries’ Open Box of Poetry
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.
Blogging the Dream: Battling Mental Health Stigmas
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.
REPACTED: Learning to Blog
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.
Neighbourhood Diaries: Training Citizen Journalists in Calcutta's Marginalized Communities
Neighbourhood Diaries, a pilot project of the local NGO Kalam, is training marginalized youth in Calcutta's working class neighborhoods how to become citizen journalists. Through their poems and interviews we discover both the depressing and the delicious in Calcutta's Bowbazar neighbourhood.
Nari Jibon: Making a difference
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.
FOKO: A dream progress
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.