Stories from January, 2013
This coming February 13th will mark UNESCO’s World Radio Day, bringing together broadcasters, advocates, creators, and networks to improve and celebrate radio around the world. UNESCO recognizes that radio can, in emergency situations, be the best way to get information to people who need it most - and at other times can help people to engage with issues that affect them every day.
As part of its School of Open, P2PU (Peer to Peer University) published a free and online course on creating Open Video, teaching how to understand video files, coding, subtitling, encoding, and metadata. They created the course in just one weekend using a process they call “course sprint.”
From January 7-11, 2013, twelve indigenous language activists from across Latin America gathered in Santiago, Chile to explore how digital technologies can play a key role in revitalizing their native tongues as part of the “Enduring Voices” workshop. The workshop's primary activity used digital audio recorders to create an online Talking Dictionary, as a way to promote their language
It's no small task for small organizations and activists to put together a strategic Facebook page, and navigating around Facebook's setup pages can be confusing. Originally published in Arabic, Social Media Exchange (SMEX) just released the English version of their booklet Creating Facebook Pages with Impact. Breaking down how to use Facebook pages for activists, it addresses both technical aspects and management strategies.