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October, 2009

Stories from October, 2009

28 October 2009

[Video] Interview with Pavel Kutsev of Drop-In Center

Pavel Kutsev is the co-founder of Drop-In Center, a Ukrainian organization which advocates for the rights of the injection drug user communication and for better national policy related to substitution...

20 October 2009

EWAMT: Blogging And Social Networking Energize Women In Yemen

The Rising Voices grantee from Yemen ‘Empowerment of Women Activists in Media Techniques (EWAMT) conducted its seventh workshop recently. The energetic participants learned about blogging and social media techniques and...

15 October 2009

Blog Action Day 2009: Rising Voices Projects Discuss Climate Change

Today is the Blog Action Day and this annual event aims to unite the world's bloggers where they write about a single topic in a single day to raise awareness...

10 October 2009

[Video] Interview with Eric Newton of Knight Foundation

Eric Newton is the vice president of the journalism program at Knight Foundation. He describes the annual $5 million Knight News Challenge, which aims to bring about news innovation by...

[Video] Interview with Amadou M. Ba of AllAfrica.com

Amadou M. Ba is the co-founder and president of AllAfrica.com, the largest online aggregator and distributor of news from Sub-Saharan Africa in English and French. Amadou tells us about the...

9 October 2009

Romanian Hospice Uses Digital Media to Spread Awareness and Preserve History

Tomorrow marks World Hospice and Palliative Care Day. With very few exceptions, mainstream media has shown no interest in reporting on the rights and realities of individuals who live with...

[Video] Interview with Felipe Vaz from Instituto Overmundo

Felipe Vaz is the coordinator of Instituto Overmundo, which promotes access to knowledge and cultural diversity in Brazil through innovative practices in communication, intellectual property, and technology. Felipe describes Brazil's...

8 October 2009

Ceasefire Liberia: In Action With Blogs And Videos

The Rising Voices Grantee Ceasefire Liberia had a remarkable time last month. Apart from publishing dozens of new blog posts and several videos by bloggers, the project is getting noticed...

[Video] Interview with Vanessa Mazal

Vanessa Mazal is a program officer at the Bill & Melinda Gates Global Development Program. In this interview she talks about the differences and complementary nature of media development and...

7 October 2009

[Video] Interview with David Hoffman of Internews

David Hoffman is the founder and president of Internews, one of the first media development organizations. In this video David explains how Internews got its start by coordinating a two-way...

Drop-In Center: The Anti-Methadone Backlash

Pavel Kutsev, a leader of the harm reduction movement in Ukraine, writes about a war against substitution therapy programs, which includes banning methadone programs in municipal hospitals, anti-methadone campaigns in...

[Video] Interview with Ramsey Tesdell of 7iber.com

Ramsey Tesdell is the founder of 7iber.com, a citizen journalism community and training project based in Amman, Jordan. We met up with him at the Strengthening Independent Media program in...

2 October 2009

Blogging the Dream: Mental Health and Healthy Communities

Here in Câmpulung Moldovenesc, a small city in northeastern Romania along the banks of the Moldova River, a group of inspiring activists would rather focus on their mental health than...