Stories from March, 2014
Resources for Video Activism: Witness
Are you using video to make your campaign a reality? Are you telling stories or filming actions with cameras - or your phone? On March 28th, we host a #GVFace with Witness to talk about tips on using video for advocacy. Here are some of their tips sheets and toolkits.
Winning a Grant, Growing a Community: Orsolya Jenei
To get a sense of how it was to be a micrograntee, we asked Orsolya Jenei, the lead for the Mapping for Niger project, to share some of her experiences about the process. The project was a recipient in 2013 and is ongoing.
Knight News Challenge Roundup
In February, the Knight Foundation launched its News Challenge, looking for ideas to promote journalism and advance media innovation asking: How can we strengthen the Internet for free expression and innovation? Here is a sampling of entries which are specifically focusing on indigenous concerns and/or endangered languages.
The Amp #9: March 7 – March 21
Check out our microgrant application! Along with many other opportunities to apply for and new tools to try out...
Ten Ways Educators Can Use Wikipedia
Wikipedia is meant to be a starting point, not a final source of knowledge. It is permanently incomplete and evolving, with continuous formal and informal review. Delving into that process, learners can explore critical reading, digital literacy and deep questions of knowledge. From Wikipedia's blog, a discussion of how educators can use wikipedia.
Media Group Aims to End Violence against Rohingyas in Myanmar
Ethnic violence among the Rohingya, an ethnic minority based largely in Myanmar, has rising in past years. Independent media channel Rohingya Vision has been documenting their plight. We spoke with the groups director to find out more about their work and the challenges they face.
Perpetuating Culture, Restoring Language: Tlingit and the Sealaska Heritage Institute
“We don’t want what you did here to only echo in the air, how our grandfathers used to do things..." The Sealaska Heritage Institute works with native and endangered languages in the Pacific Northwest, developing a younger generation of speakers.
New video4change Materials Published
Video activist or citizen journalist looking to document what is going on around you? This post gives a round up of available resources, information, and guides published in the past year for video reporting - all available in English, Arabic, and Burmese.
Announcing the 2014 Rising Voices Microgrant Competition
Rising Voices announces the launch of the 2014 microgrant competition for citizen media outreach projects. Applicants can now upload their ideas to the site, and receive feedback from our community, as a way to strengthen their proposals and make connections with others. Deadline for applications is April 9, 2014.
Wikitongues: Document Your Language
Wikitongues is a community effort to give all the world’s people access to all the world’s 7,000 languages by citizen-driven participatory video and blogging.
Hiperbarrio: Becoming Digitally Visible
Rising Voices checks in with Yesenia Corrales, the project coordinator of HiperBarrio. She talks about the importance of blogging in her home community of La Loma in Medellin, Colombia.
The Amp #8: Feb 22 – March 7
The Amp is out! Check out our long list of jobs, scholarships, and other opportunities... plus a special focus on languages this week, rounding up from International Mother Language Day.
CLC 2014: Coding for Language Communities
"Can the Subaltern code?" CIDLeS Summer School 2014: Coding for Language Communities, a conference that aims to give everyone the ability to engage digital spaces in their mother tongues.