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September, 2009

Stories from September, 2009

24 September 2009

[Video] Does New Media Outreach Lead to Westernization?

It is always easier to criticize than to get involved and one of the criticisms we hear most often at Rising Voices is that helping under-represented communities join the online...

22 September 2009

Foko Bloggers Represent Madagascar at World Summits

Two members of Foko Madagascar were recently invited to major international summits to represent their country and community in discussions about development, climate change, and poverty.

[Video] Interview with Pablo Flores

The day after Pablo Flores gave his presentation at the Ars Electronica Symposium about cloud technologies and education we were able to sit down with him for a few minutes...

Drop-In Center: Improved Selection, Improved Program

Pavel Kutsev, leader of the organization Drop-In Center, points out how the selection of patients for substitution therapy programs in Ukraine is flawed, and calls on the authorities and the...

15 September 2009

Rising Voices at Ars Electronica and Highway Africa

It was a busy weekend for three Rising Voices grantee projects as representatives from Blogging Since Infancy, Voces Bolivianas, Abidjan Blog Camps, and HiperBarrio all spoke about their projects at...

14 September 2009

Repacted: Training Community Members

Dennis Kimambo, the co-founder of the Rising Voices grantee Repacted was featured recently in the BBC pods and blogs podcast. In this interview Dennis talked about training local communities to...

11 September 2009

[Video] Pablo Flores at Ars Electronica

Pablo Flores from Plan Ceibal, Uruguay's One Laptop Per Chile project, and Blogging Since Infancy presented at this year's Ars Electronica Symposium on Cloud Intelligence. Pablo asked the audience to...

10 September 2009

[Video] Álvaro Ramírez at Ars Electronica 2009

HiperBarrio was represented at Ars Electronica by Álvaro Ramirez, Gabriel Jaime Vanegas, and Diego Gomez. Álvaro's presentation introduced the history and evolution of HiperBarrio and how the group of young...

HiperBarrio Receives The Golden Nica 2009 In Linz, Austria

In June we reported that HiperBarrio had won the prestigious Prix Ars Electronica awards in the Digital Communities category and with it a 10,000 euro prize. Last Week HiperBarrio members...

9 September 2009

Drop-In Center: New Awareness Program Launched

Pavel Kutsev, leader of the Ukrainian harm reduction movement and director of Drop-In Center, blogs about a new HIV/AIDS awareness program launched by his organization. These awareness displays will be...

1 September 2009

Drop-In Center: Small Changes, Big Victories

Pavel Kutsev, leader of the Ukrainian non-profit Drop-In Center, sums up his organization's main achievements in defending the rights of people living with a drug addiction. A former drug addict...