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April, 2012

Stories from April, 2012

25 April 2012

Ségou Villages: Boukary Konaté Is A Finalist At BOBs

Rising Voices grantee and a translator for Global Voices in French Boukary Konaté puts another feather on the cap this year. Boukary has been listed among the finalists in the...

24 April 2012

Paraguay: Citizen Media Workshops with Aché Communities

The first workshops for the 2012 class of Rising Voices grantee projects are soon to be underway. In Paraguay, the project Ache djawu/palabra Aché (The Aché Word) has announced on...

22 April 2012

CGNet Swara: Enabling Tribals of Chhattisgarh To Tell Their Stories

CGNet Swara is a mobile-based news service which enables the tribals of Chhattisgarh to tell their version of stories, in their language. In this voice-based portal, citizen journalists can call...

Languages: The Digital Sounds of Bésiro (Chiquitano)

A group of linguists in Santa Cruz, Bolivia recently started a project called Monkox Bésiro as a way to revitalize the Bésiro (Chiquitano) language through the use of digital citizen...

16 April 2012

Guinea-Bissau: A Better Place to Go Online

High quality internet connections are hard to come by in Guinea-Bissau. Through a partnership with various local NGOs, the CENATIC internet center is providing access to organizations and individuals interested...

14 April 2012

SchoolTube: Sharing Of Teacher And Student Generated Contents For Better Learning

SchoolTube is a media-sharing website for students and teachers. It provides a safe search alternative to video sharing sites like the popular YouTube, Vimeo etc thanks to a strict moderation...

10 April 2012

Living Tongues: Endangered Language Technology Kits To The Rescue

Living Tongues Institute for endangered languages acknowledges that with the death of every endangered language the collective history of an entire people dies with it. To address this issue the...

7 April 2012

The Engine Room: Cataloging Social Advocacy Technology

The engine room is working with Oxfam Novib to catalog every organization, meetup, event and community that supports advocacy movements with technology questions. If you know about such tools, organization,...

4 April 2012

The Kuyu Project: Teaching Digital Literacy To Congolese Refugees in Uganda

On the 1st - 4th of March 2012, the Kuyu Project in partnership with the Xavier Project organized a digital literacy camp in Nsambya, Kampala, Uganda. It trained approximately 70...

3 April 2012

Guinea-Bissau: A Photograph of the Photographer

A photograph of Ampote Mango, a participant of RV's grantee project in Guinea-Bissau, was recently selected to be included in an exhibit at the newly-inaugurated Casa dos Direitos in the...