Stories from September, 2012
A number of new blogs focusing on the arts, transparency, and everyday life have been created as a result of the Citizen Media and Free Culture workshops that took place in Maputo, Mozambique in July 2012. This is a summary of the blogging topics covered, as well as the reflections on the participants who are eager to continue to learn more.
With the aim to encourage socially committed citizens to make better use of citizen media in the contemporary era through more conscious, critical, and independent ways, Global Voices' Mozambican partner@Verdade newspaper organized the “Citizen Media and Free Culture” workshop, as a way to trigger the construction of a freer, more united, and more participatory media culture.
The LibreBus (FreeBus) ConoSur is currently making its way across the countries of Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, and Paraguay making stops giving talks and workshops about the importance of freedom of expression, free software, the sharing of content, and open-education resources.
At the recent Global Voices Summit held in Nairobi, Kenya in early July 2012, Rising Voices held a competition to provide travel scholarships to five microgrant applicants from Kenya and Uganda, who were unable to fund. This was an excellent opportunity to further engage these members of our community. Meet them and learn about their work.