The Global Voices Citizen Media Summit 2010 took place earlier this month at Santiago Public Library in the capital of Chile. Over 200 people from 60 countries attended the summit, which was well covered in the media. Four Rising Voices projects were presented during the two days of the summit.
On the first day of the summit (May 6, 2010) Nat Nyuan Bayjay, the project manager of Ceasefire Liberia captivated the audience with his lively presentation. Ceasefire Liberia, a multimedia project, is publishing citizen media reports from the ground to put Liberian Diaspora in touch. Here is a video of his presentation uploaded to YouTube by Jakub Gornicki:
You can read a short summary of the presentation here.
Later that day Otgonsuren Jargal presented Nomad Green to an audience which knew little about Mongolia. Nomad Green is training Mongolian citizen journalists how to use social media tools to report on local environmental news in multiple langauges. Here is a short summary of the presentation.
On the day 2 of the summit (May 7, 2010) Pablo Flores from Uruguay presented Blogging Since Infancy project. Pablo Flores of Ceibal, the governmental organization in charge of distributing OLPC laptops in Uruguay, organized a series of workshops and a blogging competition to encourage the laptop-toting children taking up social media tools like blogging. Here is a brief summary of the presentation.
Yesenia Corrales presented HiperBarrio, an outreach collective of Colombian bloggers, to the audience. Instead of engaging in violence, these bloggers are publishing history of their community and drawing collaborative maps. Here is a short summary of the presentation.
“As long as you express, we are free human beings.”
In our next feature we will publish reactions of some members of the Rising Voices projects, who took part in the summit.