Stories from June, 2013
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.