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The Amp #4: Dec 20 – Jan 10

Happy 2014! Here are some suggestions to start you off on your new year, filled with new opportunities to apply for and projects to be inspired by…

From the blog

Bloggies Award Open for Nominations – The 2014 Weblog awards are open for submission! Categories are regional and topical – and you can submit in languages other than English. Nominate your favorite blog (or your own!)

Mapping the Twitter Sphere: Scottish Gaelic, Great Britain and Ireland.

Mapping the Twitter Sphere: Scottish Gaelic, Great Britain and Ireland.

Featured Podcaster: Jigme Tshewang- part of the project organized by the Bhutan Centre for Media and Democracy, which is being supported by an RV microgrant. Read Jigme's thoughts on this digital form of storytelling.

Mapping the Celtic Twittersphere- Kevin Scannell of the project Indigenous Tweets has been mapping global Twitter conversations taking place in Celtic languages (Welsh, Scottish Gaelic, Manx Gaelic, Cornish, and Breton) – and shows how to map geo-location data.

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 entirely on Facebook – with several Rising Voices writers participating.

VIDEO: Narratives from Porto's Historical Centre Exposed in the “Museu do Resgate” – A project of “rescuing” online videos which aggregates and gives new meanings to the testimonies and personal experiences of those who pass through Porto's historical centre.

Opportunities

The Knight foundation is running a new MOOC: Social Media for Journalists: The Basics http://open.journalismcourses.org.

Jigme Tshewang, a participant in the Bhutan Centre for Media and Democracy's audio podcasting project, a  Rising Voices grantee project.

Jigme Tshewang, a participant in the Bhutan Centre for Media and Democracy's audio podcasting project, a Rising Voices grantee project.

Global Giving is inviting non profits to join a challenge to be featured on their site – a new way to mobilize your donors and potentially gain some funding! http://j.mp/1cLJ0jv 

Kick off 2014 with a new journalism fellowship! Here are 7 to apply for now – compiled by ICFJ http://bit.ly/19LwdxB 

Emerging women leaders from Middle East and Africa with a background in science, technology, engineering, or math can apply for a @TechWomen program http://bit.ly/1efd1Ll 

Applications for 2014-15 Knight journalism fellowships are due January 15. How to apply: http://kng.ht/16ledfm 

Front Line Defenders are now calling for nominations for the 2014 Front Line Defenders Award for HumanRights http://tinyurl.com/luhdjlr 

Nominate someone for this year's Weblog awards! 2014.bloggi.es

Nominate someone for this year's Weblog awards! 2014.bloggi.es

Grants available for journalism education. Find out more here: http://bit.ly/hackcurriculum  #hackcurriculum

Brazilian journalists can take a free online course from @Learncafe on writing radio scripts http://bit.ly/19PWDyu 

And Why Not Check Out…

“Power to the People – how technology is opening up the reporting of armed violence” -an article by AOAV

2013 in Human RIghts Citizen Video – a roundup from Witness.org of what's happened with citizen journalism videos this year

“Innovation – a Solar Powered Energy PC” in Mali – from GV

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