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February, 2012

Stories from February, 2012

22 February 2012

Languages: International Mother Language Day in Mali

Mali recently celebrated the annual International Mother Language Day on February 21 in Bamako. Blogger and Rising Voices grantee recipient Boukary Konaté discusses his hopes for the role of technology...

20 February 2012

The Tiziano Project: Helping Local Community Journalists Showcasing Their Stories

The Tiziano Project is a multimedia website and an outreach effort focusing on training citizen journalists in conflict, post conflict and underreported regions around the globe. It is currently creating...

18 February 2012

Congo In Focus: Empowering Congolese Students via Citizen Journalism And Multimedia

Anne Medley, a photojournalist and videographer based in the United States, and the Congo Initiative developed a multimedia journalism education project to empower Congolese students to tell their story to...

17 February 2012

Ségou Connection: Introducing The Internet To 800 Villagers

The Ségou Connection "cruise for Internet literacy" on the river Niger, in Mali, in partnership with the Loire-Niger UNESCO heritage project has completed a two-week training tour of schools on...

14 February 2012

Digital Divide Data: Helping Build Human Capital From Disadvantaged Societies

Inspired by the IT outsourcing success of India Jeremy Hockenstein co-founded Digital Divide Data by establishing a Data Entry operation in Cambodia in 2001 focusing on youths from the poorest...

12 February 2012

Ukraine: Blogging as a Kind of Soul Therapy

Ukrainian harm reductions activist and a blogger Victoria Lintsova in an e-mail interview shared with Rising Voice her thoughts and ideas on how blogging helped her and her organization.

7 February 2012

A Quick Look at the Rising Voices Microgrant Proposals

From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, Rising Voices received 1175 proposals from 124 countries. Here is a quick look at some of the demographical information from those proposals, including countries represented, focus...

Rising Voices 2012 Microgrant Update

Rising Voices received 1175 proposals from more than 120 countries for the 2012 microgrant competition for citizen media outreach projects. Over the next six weeks, we'll be reviewing each proposal...

6 February 2012

Ukraine: A Sad Story from The Life of the Substitution Therapy Patient

Recently two Ukrainian bloggers focused on harm reduction issues posted a story of a patient of the opiate replacement therapy from the town of Shostka. The patient appeared to be...

1 February 2012

Ukraine: Online Interactive Map Helps Fight HIV

Private Ukrainian Charity Elena Pinchuk ANTIAIDS foundation in partnership with the Ukrainian office of Google launched the news social service maps.antiaids.org. The new service will help Ukrainian Internet users easier...

Hacio’r Laith: Promoting Welsh Language With Technology & Social Media

The 3rd “Hacio’r Iaith” (Hacking the Language) was hosted by the Aberystwyth University in Wales on Saturday the 28th of January 2012. Hacio’r Laith is an open conference, and is...