October, 2013

Stories from October, 2013

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Digital Revolution in Reverse: Syria’s Media Diversifies Offline

  30 October 2013

Though digital media was key in the uprisings of the Arab Spring, today, analog media has made a comeback. Under an Internet blackout, citizen media activists are working to spread information both abroad and inside the country, through a combination of digital and traditional methods.

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Story-Making Machines: SoundCloud

  23 October 2013

Rising Voices republishes an interview conducted by Transom.org, who spoke with Evan Tenebaum, Soundcloud's audio content manager - a platform where you can freely share your sounds and listen to work made by a community of audio producers from around the world.

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Talking Dictionaries from Micronesia

  20 October 2013

In July 2013, the Living Tongues Institute organized another language revitalization workshop for endangered language activists from around Micronesia focusing on technology and the creation of “Talking Dictionaries” for each of the languages represented.

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New Voices on Blog Action Day 2013

  17 October 2013

Past and present Rising Voices grantee projects contributed to Blog Action Day, a global event where bloggers from around the world write about the same topic on October 16, 2013. These projects joined thousands of other bloggers to share their perspectives on the topic of Human Rights in Brazil, Niger, and Colombia.

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An Unashamed Inuk, Rising Indigenous Pop Star

  17 October 2013

Inuktitut singer Kelly Fraser says, "It’s hard to explain that I’m working to save the Inuit language... No matter what people say, no matter what we’re doing, a lot of our traditional culture goes away the more we learn about the other world... I want to help and make our language stronger so we can identify ourselves."

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Esra'a al Safei and the Wisdom of Crowds

  11 October 2013

Crowdvoice, a user-powered platform tracking voices of protest around the world, works to diversify our understanding of complex events. Rising Voices interviews it's visionary founder about working digitally in Bahrain and her new platform to promote local musicians.

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We're Around the World! Photos from the RV Micrograntees

  10 October 2013

The Rising Voices micrograntee winners from around the world have been documenting their projects as they progress. We chose some images from their flickr streams, Facebook pages, and websites, sharing the work they have been doing over the past few months.