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October, 2011

Stories from October, 2011

26 October 2011

Languages: Free Wi-Fi on Niue as a Catalyst

Now the island of Niue has free nationwide wi-fi for use by its residents and visitors, how can it be a catalyst to promote the use of the Niuean language...

25 October 2011

HiperBarrio: Balloon Mapping La Loma Neighborhood

RV grantee alumnus HiperBarrio based in Medellín, Colombia continues its participatory media work in the neighborhood of La Loma. To build upon their previous work mapping their community with Open...

Amadeyr Cloud: Bridging The Illiteracy Wall

An ambitious project has started in Bangladesh combining two popular concepts - cloud based computing, and multimedia contents in interactive tablet PCs. Amadeyr Cloud Limited (ACL) is the brainchild of...

21 October 2011

Blogging Positively: The Challenge of Fighting Stigma in Egypt

Studies estimate that about 11,000 Egyptians are living with HIV, but that number could be much higher based on the fact that so many do not get tested or seek...

17 October 2011

Using Citizen Media Tools to Promote Under-Represented Languages

There are communities emerging around the use of participatory citizen media and web 2.0 tools to promote the use of under-represented languages. Join New Tactics, Rising Voices, Indigenous Tweets, and...

16 October 2011

Ukraine: ASTAU Adds Blogging Workshop for Members

The Association of Substitution Treatment Advocates of Ukraine (ASTAU) started to offer blogging workshops to its member in 2011. In an email interview, Olga Beliayeva, the head of the Association,...

13 October 2011

Ukraine: Learning How to Advocate for a Cause

To help further their mission, harm reduction activists in Ukraine understand that they need to deal with government agencies as part of their advocacy work. The leader of Chernivtsi NGO...

8 October 2011

Januária: Making the City a Better Place to Live

The new citizen journalists from the Friends of Januária project have been starting to publish stories on the group blog about some of the issues of concern to city residents....

6 October 2011

Languages: Phil Cash Cash and Nez Perce

Phil Cash Cash is a linguist and a member of the Weyiiletpu (Cayuse) and Nuumiipuu (Nez Perce) Indigenous tribes of North America. He is also especially passionate about using the...