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January, 2014

Stories from January, 2014

30 January 2014

On the Ground, for the People: Nuba Reports

Nuba Reports is an independent news reporting organization in South Kordofan and the Nuba Mountains of Sudan. Founder Ryan Boyette talked to Rising Voices about their reporting methods and the...

23 January 2014

The Amp #5 : Jan 10 – 23

Check out our biweekly newsletter full of opportunities and funds to apply for, a summary of recent blog articles, and articles about media development around the world...

22 January 2014

OpenDyslexic: the Font Designed to Make Reading Easier

Recognizing the difficulties dyslexic readers face every day, OpenDyslexic is an open sourced font recently developed, helping to make the Internet more accessible to those suffering from this neurological condition.

21 January 2014

20 Years of Post-Soviet Reconstruction: Libraries in Kazakhstan

With the fall of the Soviet Union, many of its formerly dependent states gained independence but also experienced a drop in living standards - including the closing of many public...

20 January 2014

Dueling Encyclopedias: Using Weibo to Boost Wikipedia in China

Finding information online in China may mean using the popular for-profit online encyclopeida Baidu, rather than the open-source Wikipedia. Editor Addis Wang aims to increase awareness in China about Wikipedia...

17 January 2014

“News from the Source”: Rising Voices republication on Oximity

Rising Voices has joined Global Voices' partnership with the new news website Oximity, where they: collect news directly from the source, facilitate curation by readers, and distribute news content across...

Bridging the Digital Divide: Mobile and Social Media

Technology experts and activists have for years attempted to bridge the gap between those with access to technology and those without... today, the mobile phone has emerged as a powerful...

15 January 2014

Training Videos by Farmers, for Farmers

Digital Green integrates innovative technology with global development efforts to improve human wellbeing through the use of videos in the community for agricultural and health improvements.

14 January 2014

Saharawi Voice: Stories from the Last African Colony

Saharawi Voice is a blog, news website and video hosting platform showcasing first hand testimonies of people living in the Saharawi refugee camps in Northern Africa.

13 January 2014

Featured Podcaster: Karma Dupchu

Rising Voices gets to know another new podcaster from our grantee project in Bhutan. Karma Dupchu shares his story about an experience that helped launch his interest in audio stories...

10 January 2014

The Amp #4: Dec 20 – Jan 10

Happy 2014! Kick off your new year with some new opportunities and ideas...

8 January 2014

It's “Nerve-racking”! Getting our Storytellers Offline (and Back On Again)

Transom is an online resource for storytellers, mostly audio-based but delving into the world of visual digital media as well. They recent put on a six-week online workshop - based...

7 January 2014

Diferencial CAC: A Hacklab in Quito, Ecuador

Diferencial CAC is a space for art and digital culture projects, a hackerspace, a coworking space, and a transmitter of all kinds of collaborative and technological ideas located at the...