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September, 2008

Stories from September, 2008

24 September 2008

FOKO Puts Madagascar on the Map

Madagascar, the world's fourth largest island, is much more than a Disney movie. By training Malagasy bloggers how to publish online and interact with the wider world of Web 2.0,...

20 September 2008

Creativity Leads to Sustainability

Rising Voices microgrants provide citizen media training projects in the developing world with just enough funding to get off the ground. Many of these projects, however, have become so successful...

18 September 2008

REPACTED: Challenging the digital divide

Many REPACTED members have their own blogs now but they can rarely update because of costly Internet connection. They have produced videos and images of their magnet theater production aimed...

16 September 2008

Rising Voices at Interdependence Day in Brussels

The sixth annual Interdependence Day in Brussels brought about 20 youth from around the world to discuss issues of global interconnectedness and interdependence. Rahool Goswami from the Neighbourhood Diaries project...

12 September 2008

Breaking the Silence: HIV/AIDS in Kwa Mashu

The Kwa Mashu Community Advancement Project (K-CAP), outside of Durban, South Africa, will be training 15 to 20 youth from their township in the upcoming months to become citizen journalists...

10 September 2008

HiperBarrio and ConVerGentes: For the community

Remember Suso? The plights of the garbage collector in San Javier La Loma in Medellín was brought to the community's attention by the citizen journalists of the Rising Voices grantee...

4 September 2008

Voces Bolivianas: A year of success

Voces Bolivianas project started citizen media workshops in the city of El Alto in Bolivia in September 2007. Since then its blog outreach workshops spread out and covered almost two...

2 September 2008

Nari Jibon: Using Blogs to Give Bangladeshi Women New Skills

The words "Nari Jibon" should be familiar to regular Rising Voices readers. The Dhaka-based project which has integrated blogging and citizen media into its English and computer classes has been...