The Amp # 11: April 5 – April 18

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!

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.

As he is injected with a truth serum, Asaram won't stop revealing secrets: "To hell with this Narco test, he is just not going to stop... How many more secrets he has to reveal?"

A cartoon from Karnika Kahen

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.


Research analyst position at Wikimedia More HERE

Fellowship with Yahoo on communications technolgoies and the global internet at Georgetown University. More info HERE

IREX Media seeks a media program director in Burma. Details here: 

Mexican journalists can apply for summer fellowships in DC via ICFJ and Wall Street Journal 


Info about remote participation for Net Mundial 2014 in Brazil, India, Nigeria, Paraguay and UK are now available: 

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 offers a #MOOC on Google Tools (with certificate) for free – in Spanish and English. More info at 

Join a training on Internet Governance and Policy in the MENA region, 3-6 Jun, Beirut,

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

A MOOC in digital mapping… with Jane Goodall ! 

A new manual from Internews: Reporting on Humanitarian Crises: A Manual for Trainers & Journalists : 


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 

Peter F. Drucker Award for Nonprofit Innovation 

Covering maternal & child health in China, India or Russia? Enter our a reporting contest with ICFJ 

Schwarzkopf Travel Grants for Young Europeans 

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. 

CJFFJC offers a reporting fellowship for Canadian journalists from Aboriginal communities

Documentary makers can submit projects to the International Festival Flahertiana 2014 in Russia  Most costs covered for selected films


Vote for the Webby awards! 

How One App Might Be A Step Toward Internet Everywhere 

Google now constantly scans your installed Android apps for malware 

Who Governs the Internet? Implications for Freedom and National Security 

Cambodia's Cyber Bill Undermines Internet Freedom From Every Angle 

Myanmar's First Digital Library for Higher Education 

Amazon is set to debut its own smartphone later this year, according to a new report. 

In California, Saving a Language That Predates Spanish and English (NY Times) 

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