Stories from April, 2014
Through banners, chants and posters, one can learn the demands, criticisms and struggles of protests. The Tumblr blog Cartazes dos Protestos brings together photos of protest posters that took place throughout Brazil in 2013, as published on social media.
A new project by Libraries without Borders and the UNHCR called Ideas Box seeks to engage refugees by providing the necessary tools, content, and resources to read, write, create, and communicate. The first deployment took place in refugee camps in Burundi.
The RV grantee project Tukuni Yadua experienced delays. Due to a major village reconstruction project due to Cyclone Evan, all projects were suspended until the new village was completed. Now with the inauguration of the new village, the citizen media project aimed at working with island youth to document conservation efforts will resume.
Our biweekly newsletter the Amp is out, chock full of opportunities, funding, scholarships, and articles to read to keep you up on new developments in digital media around the world.
The first incubator for data-driven journalism in Latin America launched last week with HacksLabs Challenge 2014, which will grant a total of US $100,000 for Latin American projects.
New and noteworthy resources for citizen media reporters (and teachers) about staying safe, working in humanitarian disasters, focusing on women's rights, and making sure what you publish is true.
Odia, a 2,500 year old language has recently gained the status of an Indian classical language, an event recently celebrated by Odia Wikipedians, using a new free and open-source font.
The Bhutan Centre for Media and Democracy has been helping local society navigate the country's transition into democracy supporting citizens as they participate more active in traditional and online media. The BCMD is also one of RV's grantees expanding its audio podcasting workshops nationwide.
The Best of the Blogs award nominations have been posted online. You can sign on today and vote for your favorites. Here is a sampling of some of the submissions from around the world.
Cartoonist Kanika Mishra - and her cartoon character Karnika Kahen - gives a voice to India's women as she fights against the corruption of religious figureheads and their abuses of vulnerable people.
The Amp, with our usual list of opportunities and scholarships, plus a special section for photographers and documentary-makers.
In partnership with Avina Americas, Fundación Avina, and the Skoll Foundation, Rising Voices will be working directly with communities in the Amazon Region that want to tell their own story and participate more actively online through the use of a variety of digital media tools through a microgrant competition and a mentoring program that will launch next month.
MySQUAR exists entirely in Burmese. Less than one year old, it is growing rapidly in a country where Internet access is about to expand as telecommunications services spread.