Our microgrant competition is closed and we are working on processing all of the applications we've received from around the world. Until then, take a look at the possible winners and leave your comments about their work! https://rising.globalvoicesonline.org/microgrants2014/
From the Blog
HacksLab Announces Data-Focused Support for Latin American News Outlets – 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.
5 Resources for Citizen Journalists – 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 Loves Wikipedia – 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.
Navigating the Bhutanese Media Landscape in a New Democracy – 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.
Nominations Out For The BOBs – 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.
Karnika Kahen Against the God-man – 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.
JOBS and FELLOWSHIPS
Research analyst position at Wikimedia More HERE
IREX Media seeks a media program director in Burma. Details here: http://bit.ly/1ev3wwJ
Mexican journalists can apply for summer fellowships in DC via ICFJ and Wall Street Journal http://bit.ly/OfF7i5
Info about remote participation for Net Mundial 2014 in Brazil, India, Nigeria, Paraguay and UK are now available: http://bit.ly/1p4B757
The Electronic Frontier Foundation is expanding into student and community organising More info HERE
Want to rethink your eduction? Apply to be a “Wise Learner”. More info HERE
Interested in media for social change? Join BCU Media for an “un-conference” in May. More info HERE
LEARNING and TOOLS
Telecentre.org offers a #MOOC on Google Tools (with certificate) for free – in Spanish and English. More info at http://ow.ly/vNI9V
Join a training on Internet Governance and Policy in the MENA region, 3-6 Jun, Beirut, http://igmena.org/index.php?p=107
MIT publishes nearly all its courses (and component materials) online, for free. Find them HERE
Check out these 4 interactive storytelling tools to spruce up your next news story http://bit.ly/1iTLTmf
A MOOC in digital mapping… with Jane Goodall ! http://bit.ly/1hDH18v
A new manual from Internews: Reporting on Humanitarian Crises: A Manual for Trainers & Journalists : http://bit.ly/1qxlH6O
World Pulse's campaign Women Weave the Web is open with prizes: win $20,000 to support your community based work – find out more HERE
Social Innovation Fund from the US Govt and Americorps http://1.usa.gov/1knTQ7c
Peter F. Drucker Award for Nonprofit Innovation http://bit.ly/PKQkZr
Covering maternal & child health in China, India or Russia? Enter our a reporting contest with ICFJ http://j.mp/1gbHjyX
Schwarzkopf Travel Grants for Young Europeans http://ow.ly/vL1il
The Rory Peck Awards 2014 are now open for entries. More info HERE
US$100,000 in grants available for data journalism projects in Latin America – see our blog post above about HacksLabs
2014 Audience Engagement Grant Program from Open Society to go from photographing to effecting change. http://osf.to/YJmqG0
CJFFJC offers a reporting fellowship for Canadian journalists from Aboriginal communities http://bit.ly/1euo6NC
Documentary makers can submit projects to the International Festival Flahertiana 2014 in Russia http://bit.ly/1eukpaM Most costs covered for selected films
Vote for the Webby awards! http://ow.ly/vOG6j
How One App Might Be A Step Toward Internet Everywhere http://n.pr/1gs0Ytu
Google now constantly scans your installed Android apps for malware http://buff.ly/1hpgviV
Who Governs the Internet? Implications for Freedom and National Security http://bit.ly/1k60UFz
Cambodia's Cyber Bill Undermines Internet Freedom From Every Angle http://bit.ly/1exkC7G
Myanmar's First Digital Library for Higher Education http://bit.ly/1goSEiL
Amazon is set to debut its own smartphone later this year, according to a new report. http://on.mash.to/1qPGTTZ
In California, Saving a Language That Predates Spanish and English (NY Times) http://nyti.ms/1iGMSY6