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September, 2013

Stories from September, 2013

24 September 2013

Chicas Poderosas In Bogotá: Inspiring Change in the Newsroom

Chicas Poderosas, an organization founded by Mariana Santos to inspire innovation in the newsroom via technology, hosted its third event in Bogotá, Colombia from September 11-13. The three-day meetup culminated...

23 September 2013

Contest: Help Us Re-name the Roundup!

Help us re-name the Rising Voices Roundup - we need a name for this newsletter that better reflects Rising Voices and the creativity of our community! And there will be...

19 September 2013

Aboriginal Australians Create Online Hand Sign Dictionary

Iltyem-Iltyem, meaning "signaling with hands" in the Anmatyerr language, is a women-led project collecting hundreds of videos from four Aboriginal communities, documenting sign language which has been used for generations...

17 September 2013

Mapping for Niger

The Mapping for Niger project is one of this year's micrograntees working with geography students in Niamey, Niger, to map and document public resources with Open Street Map. Despite monsoons,...

16 September 2013

Rising Voices Roundup: Aug 29 – Sept 16

The Rising Voices Roundup is out - our biweekly newsletter filled with citizen media news, opportunities, and other resources that can help encourage more voices to join the global conversation.

13 September 2013

First Training with Dizha Kieru Radio Team

A town with its own cellular network: Dizha Kieru, one of this year's micrograntees, held a training session about how to best use this new technology, an SMS system allowing...

11 September 2013

Becoming a Community Photographer: A Window Into the “Real India”

"Storytelling Through Photography" workshops taught photo documentary skills to local community reporter-activists, illustrating daily life and its difficulties in rural India, a project collaboratively run by Video Volunteers and the...

10 September 2013

Story-Making Machines: Zeega

Rising Voices republishes an interview conducted by Transom.org, who spoke with Kara Oehler, co-founder of Zeega, a new form of interactive media, enabling anyone to tell stories by combining media...

4 September 2013

Where is Media in America? An Interview with Michael Copps

Rising Voices asks former US Federal Communications Commissioner to comment on the current state of media access in America, and what its future might look like.

3 September 2013

Zapoteco Community Launches Autonomous Cellular Network

A rural indigenous village in the mountains of Oaxaca teams up with the NGO Rhizomatica to form the first autonomous, community-run cellular network in the world. The project, Dizha Kieru,...