The Amp #14: May 24 to June 6


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 communities. Please meet our new grantees from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cambodia, Guatemala, Kyrgyzstan, Mexico, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Uganda, and the United States!


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.

Radio Los Inestables

Radio Los Inestables

10 Essential Resources for Arabic-Speaking Activists – A list of key Arabic-language resources for digital media activists.

Spend Your Summer Learning: Upcoming MOOCs – A list of upcoming (and recently begun) MOOCs – massive open online courses – for the summer which touch on new technologies, creativity, and citizen media.

When the Village Awakes: A New Malian Culture Blog – A new project to collect and share the cultural traditions of rural Mali, as well as to spread Internet access across rural areas.


The Virginia Gildersleeve International Fund provides small grants up to $7,500 USD to grassroots projects that are led by women and that help empower women and girls, in developing countries around the world. More information HERE

The African Women's Development Fund for organizations working on women's empowerment in Africa; Grant requests can be made between $5000 and $50,000 to strengthen organisational capacity. More information HERE

From a new Malian culture blog, "When the Village Awakes" (see blog post)

From a new Malian culture blog, “When the Village Awakes” (see blog post)


Call for Applications, Open Society Fellowship focus on rights, transparency, justice, civil society and social inclusion. Apply as of July 1. More info HERE

National Geographic Traveler photo contest for photographers worldwide. Deadline 30 June. More info HERE

Conservation International invites indigenous leaders in east Africa, Asia (Mekong Delta & Indonesia) and the Amazon basin to apply for the Indigenous Leaders Conservation Fellowship, aimed at creating opportunities to explore solutions to the impacts of climate change and biodiversity loss using traditional knowledge. Deadline 15 June. More information HERE

The Mandela Rhodes Foundation invites the students from all African countries pursuing post-graduate degree to apply a scholarship. Covers full tuition, accommodation, and a travel allowance for two years. More information HERE

Open Society foundation is looking for a senior communications officer for US Programs. More HERE

Want to learn about the inner workings? Internship opportunity at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. More info HERE

The International Reporting Project is now accepting applications for its new media reporting trip to Ghana on October 4-15, 2014. Focus on immunizations and child health. More info HERE

Job openings at the Center for Popular Democracy. More info HERE


The Online Journalism Awards, launched in May 2000 to honor excellence in digital journalism around the world. Now open for 2014 submissions by 13 June. More info HERE

Rory Peck awards for freelance cameramen and camerawomen in the news closes 9 June. More info HERE


Latin America Hackathon meetup in 13 cities to accelerate open data projects. More info HERE

Registration for the 18th annual Highway Africa Conference, the world’s largest annual gathering of African Journalists will open from 3 June until 31 July. This year’s conference will take place at Rhodes University from 7 – 8 September 2014. With the theme, “Social Media – from the margins to the mainstream”. More info HERE

Apply for funding for a Thomson Reuters seminar on global security coverage in London. Participants from countries with ongoing security challenges are particularly encouraged to apply, including those from Africa, the Middle East and Eastern Europe. Deadline June 30. More info HERE

Journalists ages 18 to 26 from all over Europe, including non-EU countries, can participate in an open data workshop. Expenses, room, and board covered. Apply by 23 June. More info HERE


Top 5 hardware innovations coming from the Arab region: HERE

Flame, the Firefox OS developer phone – is open for preordering: HERE

Social Media and Marketing Kit for Nonprofits is available HERE


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