Stories from February, 2013
Learning Ojibwe with Jennifer Bobiwash
"I realized this was an opportunity for me to learn more about my own heritage. And if others watch my videos and learn, it's a plus. I think by the simple fact that my videos are online are a testament to ensuring an online presence... And it's just a question of people finding the videos, as well as the marketing of it so people can find it" says Jennifer of her project to make Ojibwe known through Youtube.
Making Better Radio: Traditional Broadcast + Online Resources Help African Farmers
Though digital resources may not be reaching farmers in the most rural areas, they can complement traditional broadcast radio, making it more effective, and Farm Radio International has launched a host of online resources for broadcasters in Sub-Saharan Africa...
Announcing the New 2013 Rising Voices Microgrant Competition
Rising Voices is pleased to announce the launch of a new platform for the 2013 microgrant competition for citizen media outreach projects. Applicants can now upload their ideas to the site, and receive feedback from our community, as a way to strengthen their proposals and make connections with others. Deadline for applications is March 1, 2013.
Spaces: AltCity, Coworking in Beirut
AltCity is Beirut’s first coworking space; a solution to freelancers’ isolation and also a way to meet people working in similar fields, the space addresses practical issues of prohibitively high office costs while fostering a community among web developers, activists, and designers. It also provides a space to train the city's unheard voices in new media.