January, 2011

Stories from January, 2011

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Featured Project: Unnayan TV – Video For Development

  26 January 2011

From now on we will regularly be featuring projects from the Rising Voices community and beyond (outside the grantees). In this feature we interviewed Shahjahan Siraj of Unnayan TV (development TV), an online video channel of Bangladesh. He is regularly publishing video contents on development, human rights and educational issues of Bangladesh.

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Ask Rising Voices Your Microgrant Application Questions

  20 January 2011

As part of Rising Voices' outreach to potential applicants for our latest round of microgrant funding for citizen media outreach projects, we will be offering a live chat for interested individuals or organizations that would like to apply. Please visit here on Monday, January 24 at 1 PM GMT to participate as we answer questions from interested applicants.

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[Video] Scenes from Mokattam Blog Tales

  19 January 2011

This continues the three-part series of commissioned videos created by Egyptian filmmaker Mahmoud Saber that takes a closer look at each of the projects as part of the Rising Voices in Egypt initiative. This video features the Mokattam Blog Tales project.

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Drop-in Center: A Look Back at 2010 and Plans for the Future

  16 January 2011

The blog of Ukrainian organization of people living with drug addiction “Drop-in Center” was one of the first projects supported by Rising Voices. In this e-mail interview with its leader Pavel Kutsev, he talks about the accomplishments of the organization in 2010 and its plans for the future.

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[Video] Scenes from the Women of Minya Day by Day Project

  10 January 2011

This continues the three-part series of commissioned videos created by Egyptian filmmaker Mahmoud Saber that takes a closer look at each of the projects as part of the Rising Voices in Egypt initiative. This video features the Women of Minya Day by Day project.

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[Video] Scenes from the Exploring Taboos Project

  5 January 2011

This is the first in a three-part series of videos developed by local filmmaker Mahmoud Saber, which focuses on the Rising Voices grantees based in Egypt. This first video features the Exploring Taboos project in Cairo.