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July, 2010

Stories from July, 2010

24 July 2010

[Video] Introduction to Exploring Taboos Project

Fatma Emam, one of the team members from Nazra, provides a history and overview of the initiative, as well as an introduction to the "Exploring Taboos" project. These workshops are...

22 July 2010

Voces Bolivianas: From The Blogosphere

In our latest feature on Voces Bolivianas, the Rising Voices grantee from Bolivia, we will highlight some blogposts from its network of bloggers. Cristina Quisbert writes about a protest March...

18 July 2010

[Video] Interview with Kwanele Butana from Grocott's Mail

Kwanele Butana is a coordinator of the Citizen Journalism Program of the Grocott's Mail newspaper in Grahamstown, South Africa. The program is part of "the News is Coming" project funded...

14 July 2010

Abidjan Blog Camps: Free Théophile Kouamouo

Théophile Kouamouo, one of Francophone Africa's leading bloggers, and the project leader of the Rising Voices grantee Abidjan Blog Camps has been arrested for publishing a newspaper report. Théophile Kouamouo...

9 July 2010

Egypt: The Cultural Side of a Blogosphere

Whenever the Egyptian blogosphere is mentioned, the focus is often on the activist bloggers who campaign for political issues. However, there is another side of this rich blogosphere - those...

8 July 2010

Rising Voices And World Cup

People say that the World Cup soccer (football) is a truly International event. The bloggers of many Rising Voices projects across continents have written about it to show their passion.

7 July 2010

Announcing Round Two of the Technology for Transparency Network

The Technology for Transparency Network, a Rising Voices project to document and map projects around the world that use online technology to promote transparency and accountability, enters its second phase...

1 July 2010

Egypt: Talking Openly About Sexuality

Even though a 2006 Google Trends report indicated that Egyptians were in the Top 2 countries in the world to look for the term "sex" on the search engine, that...