Stories from 22 April 2012
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 a phone number and record a news onto the system. Similarly listeners can call the same number and hear the last three highlighted news. The reports are also shared by SMS, mailing list, blog, Twitter, Facebook and other social media networks.
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 media tools. In addition to creating Twitter and Facebook accounts to encourage participation among their community, they have been utilizing audio podcasts to share the sounds of this native language.