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November, 2008

Stories from November, 2008

30 November 2008

A Conversation About AIDS in Kwa Mashu

Discussing AIDS is never easy, but that is especially true in a community like Kwa Mashu on the outskirts of Durban, South Africa. In this conversation with three young bloggers...

REPACTED: Helping Kenya Stay Alive

This video produced by MTV's Staying Alive Foundation shows the inspiring work done by Kenya-based Rising Voices grantee REPACTED. See more videos of the REPACTED project and read the most...

20 November 2008

REPACTED: Working Towards A World Free From HIV/AIDS

Eduardo Ávila of the Voces Bolivanas project recently visited the REPACTED project in Kenya. Read his accounts of the works and the challenges of this project. Also posted in this...

19 November 2008

Nari Jibon Bloggers Start Writing in Their Own Language

Despite a few posts published in Bengali on their group blog, Amader Kotha ("Our Stories"), most Nari Jibon bloggers have had to write solely in English due to the lack...

18 November 2008

AIDS Rights Congo: Stories of Stigma and Hope

Communication officers and leaders of local HIV and AIDS organizations in Congo start blogging about their experiences with HIV/AIDS issues in their communities, sharing stories of discrimination, stigma, and hope.

14 November 2008

Voces Bolivianas: Passion Makes Simple Ideas Successful

It all started in 2006 when well known Bolivian bloggers Mario Duran, Hugo Miranda, and Eduardo Ávila envisioned a digital literacy project for the underrepresented communities of Bolivia. With the...

AIDS Rights Congo: Promoting Rights of HIV-Positive People

The AZUR Development organization is training communication officers and leaders of local HIV and AIDS organizations in digital story telling, podcasting, and blogging to help document the stigma and discrimination...

8 November 2008

Ukraine: Harm Reduction and Law Enforcement

The Drop-In Center based in Kiev, Ukraine has opened a LiveJournal blog to share their experiences of working at a harm reduction facility aimed at meeting the health needs of...

Rising Voices Bloggers on Obama's Victory

Rising Voices bloggers joined the global chorus this week as several responded to Barack Obama's victory in Tuesday's presidential election in the United States. We hear comparisons with elections in...

7 November 2008

Pati Rakotomalala on the need to listen to the youth

Pati Rakotomalala represented FOKO Madagascar at this year's Interdependence Day in Brussels, Belgium about the importance of listening to youth. Pati later gave a presentation about her experience in Brussels...

Porro Music and Dance in La Loma, Colombia

Catalina Restrepo from the HiperBarrio project in La Loma, a small hillside town on the outskirts of Medellín, Colombia, produced this video to show the importance or porro music in...

6 November 2008

Hipperbarrio: Community and Beyond

The HiperBarrio project in Medellín, Colombia continues to inspire local communities as members and participants connect to the Internet via the public computers of libraries to post images, videos and...

5 November 2008

Serbian Web Journalism School Joins Rising Voices Grantees

Rising Voices has provided funding to support the outreach work of the Serbian Web Journalism School. Founded earlier this year in Belgrade by Serbian citizen media enthusiast and veteran blogger,...