Stories from August, 2013
A summary of what has been going on at Rising Voices for the final two weeks of August, which includes citizen media news and links to opportunities and resources.
Rising Voices republishes an interview conducted by Transom.org, who spoke with Cynthia Francis, US Managing Director of Audioboo, a social, sharing, sound storing and creation site, which has helped tell millions of digital stories every month.
How does a small organisation go about promoting digital security awareness amongst the Tibetan exile community in Dharamsala, India? The Tibet Action Institute explores the use of both offline and online spaces to help people to learn more about communicating online securely.
FreedomHack, a 24-hour hackathon taking place in Washington DC, tried to tackle some of the problems facing Mexico's journalists. Coming up with new, simple ideas, to help journalists to stay secure and to get their stories out, the apps will be taken to Mexico for testing on the ground.
A new telenovela debuts in Mexico - and for the first time, in an indigenous language. Baktún tells the story of Jacinto, a young Maya man who must face the problems of immigration and while holding on to his roots. It's also debuting on Youtube and thus accessible by mobile phone, reflecting the ways local access to media is changing.
Kofi Yeboah is a blogger who often writes for Global Voices. Recently he attended a summer course for young innovators at the Amani Institute, and wrote to us about his experiences and about the influence of training programs like this.
What's been going on at Rising Voices for the past two weeks: news from our micrograntees plus the usual list of news, opportunities, and resources...
Meaning ‘Abode of Media’ in Sanskrit, MediaShala tries to make complex data simple and understandable by balancing it with aesthetics, a mix of design and engineering coming out of India. Originally published on the Social Tech Census.
Use the StoryMaker App to tell your story and compete for €1,000. All stories uploaded on www.storymaker.cc are automatically in the race for the prize. Free Press Unlimited is looking for the best story which would have remained untold without mobile storytelling.
How can we learn more about the process of democratic transition through the eyes of a small Himalayan nation? One of RV's micograntees this year, The Bhutan Centre for Media and Democracy, is leading a project to document the stories of this nascent transition with podcasts.
Asia Indigenous People’s Pact works for access to all forms of media for indigenous people in Asia. A recent Indigenous Voices in Asia meeting in Bangkok found one of many culprits to be "romanticizing, stereotyping and criminalizing indigenous peoples in mainstream media".
The Knight News Challenge has just announced the topic for its next round of applications, this year with a focus on health and data.