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October, 2013

Stories from October, 2013

24 October 2013

Ecuador: Radialistas Launches Tutorials for Free Radio Software

Radialistas has recently launched a set of online tutorials about a variety of topics to help people use radio and open software to spread information about their communities. As part...

23 October 2013

Story-Making Machines: SoundCloud

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...

22 October 2013

The VISPERA: Turning a Community of Artisans into Entrepreneurs

Highlighting artists and artisans in Paraguay, this online platform is raising awareness of this community, building a multidimensional network of craft makers, museums, cultural centers, and heritage sites.

20 October 2013

Talking Dictionaries from Micronesia

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...

17 October 2013

New Voices on Blog Action Day 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....

An Unashamed Inuk, Rising Indigenous Pop Star

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...

16 October 2013

Are You Reporting on Public Services? Here's How You Might…

How can small-scale advocacy groups make the best use of the Internet? A recent skill share at the engine room discussed a diversity of methods for citizen reporting on public...

14 October 2013

Rising Voices Roundup: Oct 1 – Oct 14

Check out our bi-weekly listing of opportunities and events, plus a recap of recent stories on the blog.

11 October 2013

Esra'a al Safei and the Wisdom of Crowds

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...

10 October 2013

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

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...

8 October 2013

MOOCs Galore

Everywhere we look there seems to be another announcement for a cool MOOC course. Here is a selection of a few that we would love to take...

2 October 2013

A Guide to Getting Started on Wikimedia Commons

Wikimedia Commons houses more than 18 million freely licensed media files. It is the place for users to help illustrate Wikipedia and the world around them. But as many new...

1 October 2013

Sharing Testimonies: An Open Project for Victims of Rape

Speaking and exchange is the first step towards healing. The blog project "Je connais un violeur" ("I know a rapist") provides an open space for women to anonymously exchange their...