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July, 2013

Stories from July, 2013

21 July 2013

Organizing Resources, Making Connections: The Social Tech Census

After analysing data from the 2011 Tahrir protests, a gap appeared between activists and the digital tools they need... the engine room's database became the Social Tech Census, a resource...

18 July 2013

The Open Labs Community in Albania

A non-profit NGO based in Albania, it’s both a hacker lab and a community that’s working towards a central goal: to share knowledge through open technology. Originally published on The...

Improving Sanitation: Making Videos In South Delhi

Feminist Approaches to Technology is a group in Delhi, working to empower girls through video-making, enabling them to advocate for their communities.

17 July 2013

Rising Voices Roundup: July 3 – 17

Here is the second installment in our Rising Voices updates (3rd - 17th of July 2013) of what we've been doing, finding, and publishing online... just in case you've missed...

One Year Later: Stories from Xela Civic Libraries

Following the project summary of the Rising Voices grantee project Xela Civic Libraries, we take a look at some of the content created in each of the three community libraries...

16 July 2013

Crowd-Sourcing Translations: Your Video Game in Inuktitut

The company Pinnguaq helped crowd-sourced a translation of the videogame Osmos into indigenous Inuit language. "These kids were not hearing the language they speak at home and at school in...

15 July 2013

One Year Later: Xela Civic Libraries

We look back at the past year in the work of Xela Civic Libraries, a 2012 Rising Voices grantee. The project took place in three community libraries in rural municipalities...

12 July 2013

Spaces: The Escuelab Community in Lima

Escuelab in Lima, Peru has not only been providing a physical space for a diverse group of citizens to come together to implement projects that will benefit society through the...

11 July 2013

StoryMaking in Morocco

Twenty-four participants from across Morocco gathered in Rabat on July 1-5 for the first training in the basics of digital storytelling using the StoryMaker app for Android phones. The diverse...

9 July 2013

Chicas Poderosas: Starting a Network

"We want to empower that pro-active attitude, entrepreneurial spirit... to do more and talk less!" says Chicas Poderosas founder, explaining what inspired her to begin the project to empower women...

Introducing Chicas Poderosas: Women-driven Data Journalism in Latin America

Chicas Poderosas is a new project working to engage more women in the process of interactive data-based journalism in Latin America, building news content for the whole population, not just...

8 July 2013

Summit Addresses Indigenous Digital Divide in Australia

The Indigenous Digital Excellences Agenda Summit took place at the National Centre of Indigenous Excellence in Redfern, Australia this past June. Around forty emerging and established indigenous thought-leaders from around...

4 July 2013

Projeto Nosotros: The Pursuit of Latinness

Meet Projeto Nosotros, a duo exploring Latin America's modern culturescape. While acknowledging the importance of roots and tradition, they take aim at contemporary arts produced by amazing new artists. Through...