The Rising Voices grantee community is very diverse, and this can be seen by the global regions represented, languages spoken, and topics written about. Some representatives from these grantee projects will participate in a citizen media event called One Day on Earth, where they will be able to showcase this diversity.
The One Day on Earth project seeks to unite people from all around the world to document life on the planet taking place on October 10, 2010. Those who send in a submission of a view of their community around them may “become part of a documentary film and experience that will represent a snapshot of humankind.“
Let's meet some of the participants from the Rising Voices projects that have volunteered to participate in this project, and whose submissions will be featured on Rising Voices in a future post.
Lalatiana Rahariniaina – I am “virtually” known as Ariniaina. My blog is DagoTiako where I talk about Madagascar. I live in Antananarivo. Blogging, photography, animation movies, and books are my passions.
Andry Rakotoniaina Andriatahiana – I am 34 years old, married to Lalatiana Rahariniaina (ariniaina). I live and work in Antananarivo, the capital city of Madagascar. I work as a legal counsel. My passions are: blogging, citizen, English language, journalism, theater, and radio. His blog: The Cyber Observer.
Sukhbaatar Shinetsetseg - I live in Ulaanbaatar city of Mongolia, which has more than one million population. I am a translator /interpreter/ and editor-in-chief at “Mongol” television station, which is located in northern area of Ulaanbaatar city. My hobby is to draw or paint, especially Mongolian national and traditional paintings. I am interested in human development, particularly early child development, and environmental issues around my native country and worldwide as well.
Sodgerel Mongoloo is another participant from the Nomad Green project, and both blog on the group blog at Nomad Green.
Rising Voices also invites others from across the wider community to participate and support these citizen journalists as they document life in their community through photos and videos. Please join the Rising Voices group page on One Day on Earth.