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June, 2014

Stories from June, 2014

How a Local Newspaper in India Is Empowering Rural Women to Write About Their Communities

Khabar Lahariya is an award-winning rural weekly newspaper published in local languages and run by 40 women. We spoke with editorial coordinator Poorvi Bhargava to find out more.

Citizen Media How To: Boosting Visibility For Your Videos

The Video4Change network recently produced three more freely available guides, including a "Video Compression Guide", a "Guide to Video Distribution Sites", and "How to Host a Film Screening".

Palestine: Putting Daily Life in the Picture

Visualizing Palestine strives make international public opinion aware of daily hardships in Palestine. They transform numbers into creative narrative visuals, and were recently given a jury's award for best Social...

The Amp #15: June 6 to 20

Our biweekly newsletter the Amp is out, chock full of opportunities, funding, scholarships, and articles to keep you up on new developments in digital media around the world.

Crowdsourcing Helps Bangladeshi Students Read With Their Fingertips

Banglabraille is a new project using Unicode and crowdsourcing techniques to create textbooks for tens of thousands of visually impaired students in Bangladesh.

Off to Burkina Faso! The Niger Team OpenStreetMaps their way to Ouagadougou

The 2013 Rising Voices' micrograntee Mapping for Niger is continuing on with their work, traveling around their region to meet with other OpenStreetMap teams and learn new skills.

Building the Handheld Revolution in Closed Communities: Mycitizen.net

A guest post by the creator of Mycitizen.net, a free and open-source platform that facilitates social networking in local communities. Designed for Burma, it can be used where the safety...

Senior Citizens Write Wikipedia

Breaking down barriers to technology is the first step to involve society's most experienced members. This Czech Wikimedia Foundation project will involve seniors in the online Wikipedia community.

The Amp #14: May 24 to June 6

Our biweekly newsletter the Amp is out, chock full of opportunities, funding, scholarships, and articles to keep you up on new developments in digital media around the world.

Patients’ Mental Health Radio Broadcasts Waves of Joy

Radio Los Inestables, a Rising Voices micrograntee from 2013, uses words as its weapon to spread joy and involve patients from Cordoba's Provincial Neuropsychiatric Hospital in broadcasting.

Congratulations to the 2014 Rising Voices Grantees

Rising Voices is thrilled to announce the newest additions to our community of grantees that will receive microgrant funding and mentoring to implement citizen media outreach projects in their local...

10 Essential Resources for Arabic-Speaking Activists

A list of key Arabic-language resources for digital media activists.