Stories from June, 2013
Building Social Capital Through Tech Labs in Ethiopia
In Addis Ababa, a group of young women coming together to build up civil society meet reguarly at iceddis, a new tech startup working to improve the "tech ecosystem." A physical space provides a place to grow both innovation and social responsibility.
[Video] How to Use the StoryMaker App
Small World News recently put together a YouTube video showing a step-by-step tutorial on how to use the StoryMaker app, which is a tool for journalists to create their own news reports using their Android phone, as safely and securely as possible.
“You are the Country!”
Animated three-dimensional ants, birds, and warthogs usually aren't figureheads for being productive members of society... but, why not? The Wazi Campaign uses fun short films to promote a cohesive civil society in Kenya.
iDecolonize: A Review of Indigenous Language-Learning Apps
Want to converse with the Inuit in their native tongue or greet a Maori man in the proper way? There's an app for that... A review of many new, colourful, interactive apps for learning indigenous languages from around the world.
Finding a Spark: Libraries in the 21st Century
The Spark Telecentre Conference brought together people from around the world working for digital inclusion, whether it was in a library, through a cell phone, or via technological development. For two days in Granada, Rising Voices met participants and speakers from around the world.
Radioteca – A Free and Open Home for Audio
The portal Radioteca has opened its doors for everyone to upload their audio content for free and also holding the distinction of facilitating a community built on the principles of the sharing and exchange of knowledge and information.