The Amp #18: July 18 to August 1


Doctors and Translators Are Working Together to Bridge Wikipedia's Medical Language Gap – A new project that aims to enrich Wikipedia articles related to medical subjects in many world languages has been given a $10,000 grant from the Wikimedia Foundation.

Tour Guides Only Tell You One Version of a City's Story. This New App Lets Residents Tell You Theirs – Voicemap lets you listen to personal stories about the places you visit. You won't find these stories in the usual tourism guides.

- Updates from our micrograntees – 

A New Technological Journey for the Umoⁿhoⁿ Nation – Valita Stabler looks forward to the new opportunities provided by social media for revitalizing the Umoⁿhoⁿ language of Omaha Native Americans. 

Community Radio Soap Opera Starts Researching What Ugandans Think About Democracy – Starting the research phase of a community-driven radio soap opera, intended to increase voting and understanding of local governance in Lira, Uganda. 

Building Clogher Power! – What is a Clogher? Sopheap Chak from the Cambodian Center for Human Rights explains how they plan to train and support new female bloggers from rural communities across Cambodia as part of the new Rising Voices grantee project. 

A One-Sided Story: Bosnia and Herzegovina's Media Landscape – The Post-Conflict Research Center taking steps to address the issue of media manipulation in Bosnia. 

Good News from Pakistan: Kicks Off – A new initiative from Pakistan to raise up new stories against the usual narrative, and share positive news from the country.

- Updates from 2013 micrograntees -

Los Inespertos Set Off to Find the Information in the Streets – Los Inespertos, participants from the Rising Voices grantee Radio Los Inestables, put their audio podcasting skills into practice when they took to the streets to interview protesters in Córdoba, Argentina.


The Felix Varela Award for Excellence in American Journalism, presented by AL DÍA News Media, honors U.S. reporters who write in Spanish or English. Recent journalism school graduates who cover multicultural and Latino issues can apply for the fellowship. Deadline 7 Aug. More info HERE

The Rey de España Journalism Awards celebrate journalism across the Iberian peninsula, the Americas and countries with close ties to Spain, writing in Spanish or Portuguese. Deadline 30 Sept. More info (in Spanish) HERE 

Members of the UmoHo team - more on the blog.

Members of the UmoHo team – more on the blog.

Publishers, programmers, web designers, media analysts, academics and journalists can apply for the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard for short-term, visiting fellowships for research projects designed to advance journalism. These projects can include topics like programming, design, financial strategies and more. Deadline 29 Aug. More info HERE

Fulbright-National Geographic Digital Storytelling Fellowship. The fellowship provides opportunities for U.S. citizens to participate in an academic year of overseas travel and digital storytelling in up to three countries on a globally significant theme. Deadline 14 October. More info HERE

Journalists worldwide who wish to learn more about democracy can apply for a fellowship with the Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellows Program. Deadline 10 Oct. More info HERE

Global Post announced the Galloway Reporting Fellowship on Human Rights in Africa. Deadline 15 Aug. More info HERE

Journalists from Lebanon, Palestine and Syria can apply for a fellowship with the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism to spend three, six or nine months, covering one, two or all three terms of the academic year in Oxford. Deadline 1 Sept. More info HERE

The Knight-Mozilla OpenNews Fellowship offers developers and technologists in newsrooms worldwide US$60,000 to spend 10 months writing code in collaboration with reporters, designers and newsroom developers. Deadline 16 Aug. More info HERE 

The Thomson Foundation is sponsoring the “young journalist from the developing world” category at the UK Foreign Press Association (FPA) Awards. Journalists younger than age 30 working in developing countries are eligible. Deadline 29 Aug. More info HERE


Rockefeller foundation award: 100 Resilient Cities Challenge seeks to find 100 cities that are ready to build resilience to the social, economic, and physical challenges that cities face in an increasingly urbanized world, including tech changes. Deadline 10 Sept. More info HERE, a new initiative from Pakistan. More on the blog., a new initiative from Pakistan. More on the blog.

World Fights AIDS Photo Contest is seeking photos from across the globe that resonate with the fight to end AIDS. Deadline 11 Aug. More info HERE

Small grants available for projects run by people with disability from the Abilis Foundation, to build the capacity of people with disabilities in the Global South to improve the quality of their lives. More info HERE 

World Nomads Scholarships for individuals anywhere in the world: be sponsored to travel. More info HERE

IDRC fellowship for research to undertake a one-year paid program of research on the topic you submitted to the competition and receive hands-on experience in research management, grant administration, and the creation, dissemination, and use of knowledge from an international perspective. Minimum master's-level education. Deadline 6 Aug. More info HERE

Applications open for IDEX global fellows to address social and economic challenges for under-served populations. Deadline 31 Aug. More info HERE

The Arab Social Media award is open for application for individuals and institutions in many categories including blogs, government sector, education, tolerance, technology, youth, and others. More info HERE

The FRIDA Fund is offering awards to support global young feminist activism to advance social justice movements and agendas. Deadline 4 Aug. More info HERE

Peace Projects Grant Program offering funds for groups or individuals to projects promoting peacebuilding. Deadline 30 Sept. More info HERE 


Journalists who want to improve their basic knowledge of numbers, facts and figures can participate in an online seminar with Poynter's News University. Course “There's Math In My Journalism! Solving Your Numbers Problems” at 2:00 p.m. EDT on Sept. 4. More info HERE

Community radio program starting up for democracy and voting education. More on the blog.

Community radio program starting up for democracy and voting education. More on the blog.

P2PU running their “Why Open?” course, designed to help participants learn about openness generally, engage in one or more open practices, and discuss benefits and potential drawbacks/obstacles to openness. Starts 10 Aug. More info HERE

Basic IT courses available online from Microsoft in English and Spanish. More info HERE

Learn Linux with a free MOOC: Develop a good working knowledge of Linux using both the graphical interface and command line, covering the major Linux distribution families, from edX. More info HERE

Free online course in slideshow storytelling from the MulinBlog Online J-School. Produce engaging visual stories using consumer equipment and free software programs, especially those who are “absolute beginners.” Starts 4 Aug. Sign up HERE 


Tips and checklists for producing radio reports from ijnet

Tips on using compact consumer-grade cameras for making good TV from Deutsche Welle.

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