Stories from April, 2013
Where Does Citizen Media Go From Here? An Interview with Turi Munthe of Demotix
Bringing citizen journalists' content into the mainstream, Demotix began in 2007 to address the changing landscape of media. Rising Voices spoke with the company's founder about the next steps for citizen media.
Announcing the Official Wikimedia Commons App
Wikimedia has released the Commons app for iOS and Android that allows you to quickly and easily upload photos to Wikimedia Commons as a way to help illustrate the world’s largest encyclopedia and make knowledge come to life for millions of readers around the globe.
Storymaking in Erbil
Update on the Storymaker app! The team travels to Erbil, in northern Iraq, to troubleshoot the beta version and train local journalists.
Spark13: 4th Global Forum on Telecentres
Rising Voices is pleased to announce that we will be a media partner for the 4th Global Forum on Telecentres to be held in Granada, Spain on May 28-29, 2013. The gathering will focus on how people, innovation, and sustainability are fundamental for these important community spaces that encourage citizen participation.
Announcing the 2013 Rising Voices Grantees
Rising Voices is pleased to announce the five newest members to join its global community of citizen media grantees. Each of the selected projects will receive microgrants to implement their proposed project to teach others how to use various citizen media tools. Please join RV in congratulating and welcoming the five projects from Argentina, Bhutan, Fiji, Mexico, and Niger.
No Digital Camera? No Problem. Create Your Own Language Video
Thanks to a new feature on the Endangered Languages Project (ELP) website, language activists who may not have ready access to a digital video camera can now make their own contribution towards the revitalization of their endangered language online. The new “Add a Video” feature allows users to create their own citizen media by recording a video directly from their computer's webcam for upload and sharing with the wider community.
Films by Rickshaw: The Tentative Collective
The Tentative Collective is an initiative collaborating with various marginalised and migrant communities to produce short films made with cell phones, and organising rickshaw-powered film screenings around Karachi.
Celebrating Multilingualism at the Tunis World Social Forum
Would you deem yourself able of understanding, however partially, the general meaning of a text written in a language you know nothing of, except maybe its existence? Such as Basque, Estonian, Hungarian or Turkish, to name just a few? The workshop "The Magic of Language Equality" demonstrated the feat with playfulness, opening amazing perspectives into language-learning for young and old.
Storymaker Gets Started
A new project, supported by Global Voices, will launch this year to enable existing and aspiring journalists around the world to develop their digital storytelling skills.