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November, 2013

Stories from November, 2013

The Birth of Russia's Hackerspace Movement

neuron hackerspace in Moscow is leading the hackerspace movement in Russia. We spoke with neuron's founder about the possibilities for building community and innovation through hackerspaces, while also acting as...

Africa's Technological Potential: the Next Frontier?

As Africa becomes the next frontier for digital development, we take a look a some recent initiatives to explore the way new technologies are developing across the continent.

Brazil: Citizen Journalism for Small Town Change

Amigos de Januária, a grantee project of Rising Voices in 2011, is a group of citizen journalists and activists who continue applying digital tools they used in a single workshop...

The Amp #1 (Formerly the Roundup)

The Rising Voices Roundup is now THE AMP! Still bi-weekly, still full of great opportunities and blog summaries, still what you want to be reading every other week....

Mapping for Niger Profile: Ali Douka Mahaman

Meet one of the participants in the Mapping for Niger project, Mahaman, who has gone from an early life of odd jobs to a masters' student in geography, using Open...

We Take the Internet With Us, Wherever We Go

Recently presented with a satellite broadband terminal, Rising Voices will now be able to take the Internet into regions with little or no connectivity, opening up new opportunities and possibilities...

Opening New Frontiers for Radio Los Inestables

Radio Los Inestables, the RV grantee project continues with its weekly audio workshops at the Neuro-Psychiatric Hospital in Córdoba, Argentina. Here some of the participants share their experiences learning new...

Transitions Online: Supporting Independent Journalism in Eastern Europe

Transitions (TOL) is a Prague-based media development organization working to strengthen the professionalism, independence and impact of the news media and civil society organizations in the post-communist countries of Europe...

Tweets2Rue: Making Homeless Connections

Because no one is better situated to speak about the problems of the homeless than the homeless themselves, a new project enables five of them to tweet their concerns, and...

Mapping for Niger Profile: Abdou Salam

Meet geography student Abdou Salam, one of the participants in the Mapping for Niger project. With the project, he's gone back to his hometown to map the major coordinates of...

The Toolbox: 16 New Ways for Story-making

Are you a visual person (and do you want to tell your story that way)? Or do you need to be alerted the next time a report comes out on...

Mapping for Niger Profiles: Fatiman Alher

Meet one of the participants in the Mapping for Niger project, Fatiman, who has developed practical digital skills and applies these to her geography studies. The digital cartography, she says,...

#teachtheweb: Encouraging Web Literacy Around the World

The Mozilla Foundation is creating teaching resources to increase web literacy. Laura Hilliger, one of their team, says that learning how to code and understanding the internet, even without a...