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January, 2012

Stories from January, 2012

29 January 2012

Ukraine: Harm Reduction Activists Appeal to the Executive Director of the Global Fund

At the middle of January the Executive Director of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria Michel Kazatchkine visited Ukraine. Ukrainian harm reduction activists used this opportunity to...

26 January 2012

Closing the Gap in Indigenous Australia with Mobile Journalism

NT Mojos, a project in Australia's Northern Territory, empowers indigenous people to have a local voice and to provide a less marginalized view of everyday life by enabling them to...

24 January 2012

Somalia Speaks: Amplifying Unheard Somalian Voices

Somalia is one of those developing countries who end up in world media for all the wrong reasons: civil war, famine, drought, Somalian pirates are to name a few. With...

20 January 2012

Ségou Villages: Cruising the River Niger for Internet Literacy

The Ségou Villages Connection project in Mali is taking an interesting turn, in partnership with a UNESCO heritage preservation program. Boukary Konaté, a 2011 Rising Voices grantee, is currently cruising...

18 January 2012

Video Contest: Everyday Digital Native

The Centre for Internet & Society (CIS), India, and HIVOS of the Netherlands are hosting the 2011 Digital AlterNatives Video Contest as a part of the ‘Digital Natives with a...

12 January 2012

Nomad Green: Concerns On Ulaanbaatar

The environmental citizen journalists of Nomad Green are voicing their opinions on issues surrounding the degrading environment in Mongolia. The articles are originally posted in Mongolian language and some of...

3 January 2012

Ukraine: Photo Art Helps Fighting AIDS

To mark the World AIDS Day in 2011 a photo exhibition of the project “AIDS- Open Faces” took place in Kiev. The exhibition was devoted to people whose life was...

2 January 2012

Rising Voices Year in Review 2011

Rising Voices looks back at some of the highlights from our work in 2011, including welcoming new grantees, forging new partnerships, and organizing citizen media outreach events. We would also...

India: Crowdsourcing Traffic Violations On Facebook

India is one of the few countries in the world where its traffic police departments of many cities have joined social networking sites Facebook and Twitter, and are encouraging posting...