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April, 2014

Stories from April, 2014

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The Diversity of Protest Posters in Brazil

  29 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.

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Read, Write, Create, and Communicate With the Ideas Box

  28 April 2014

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.

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A New Village for Yadua

  27 April 2014

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.

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The Amp # 11: April 5 – April 18

  18 April 2014

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.

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5 Resources for Citizen Journalists

  14 April 2014

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.

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Odia Loves Wikipedia

  10 April 2014

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.

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Navigating the Bhutanese Media Landscape in a New Democracy

  9 April 2014

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.

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Nominations Out For The BOBs

  7 April 2014

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.

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Karnika Kahen Against the God-man

  4 April 2014

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.

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Announcing the Rising Voices Amazonia Project

  3 April 2014

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.