Stories from February, 2011
Ukraine: Helping Their Community Through Labor Therapy
Sergey Tetiorkin, an activist from the Substitution Treatment Advocates of Ukraine shares a story on the organization's blog about how substitution therapy patients help their community through an initiative called labor therapy, and at the same time help themselves.
Case Study: Featured Content from Megafone Projects
This next post in the Case Study series on citizen media projects around the world takes a look at sample content created by the participants of the Megafone project who have been using mobile phones to capture photo, video, and audio of the world around them.
Blogging Positively: Young Positives Speak Out
The challenge of helping reduce the spread of HIV/AIDS is often on the shoulders of young people across the world. A group of "young positives" who are HIV positive are beginning to use citizen media to tell their own stories as a way to educate others.
Case Study: Megafone – Amplifying Voices via a Communal Mobile Phone
This is the first in the series of case studies of projects engaging with underrepresented communities through the citizen media training workshops. This four-part series takes a look at the Megafone project and an interview with its founder, Antoni Abad.
Call for Applications for Microgrants Now Closed
Thank you to all those who have submitted a proposal for Rising Voices' microgrant funding for citizen media outreach projects. Applications are now closed. Unfortunately, we cannot extend any deadlines or accept any additional applications. We hope to announce winners by mid-March.
Drop-in Center: Blogging Makes A Difference
This is the second part of the e-mail interview of Pavel Kutsev where we learn about other authors of the collective blog “Depo3p” and find out how the blogging helps Kutsev in his work.
Rising Voices Community Survey – Sharing The Results
Rising Voices started its journey more than three and a half years ago and its community of grantees, participants, applicants, readers, well-wishers have grown gradually. The community mailing list has now over a thousand members. In December, 2010 we asked our readers and community members what they have found valuable about Rising Voices over these past several years, and what other resources they would like to see incorporated into Rising Voices. Here is the summary of the key findings.