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The Amp #19: August 1 to 15

Categories: Feature, Roundup


‘Never Alone’, a Video Game That Immerses Players in Traditional Iñupiat Culture [1] – Never Alone (Kisima Inŋitchuŋa) features a female protagonist in a traditional narrative of the Iñupiat people of Alaska.

Still Devastated: Eight Months after Typhoon Haiyan [2] – The grantee project Voices of Hope was set to start its first citizen journalism workshop in the town of Estancia, Philippines to share stories about reconstruction after Typhoon Haiyan, when another typhoon hit the area postponing the workshops.

Tent school. Photo by Hope Hervilla

Tent school in the Philippines – photo by Voices of Hope

5 Free Apps, Podcasts and Blogs to Learn Quechua [3] – Quechua does not enjoy much official support in Peru, its country of origin, but new generations are using technology to learn and disseminate the languages belonging to this family.

Mapping for Niger Turns One, Community Reflects [4] – The Mapping for Niger grantee project celebrates its first anniversary with all its contributors, who reflect on what participating in the project has meant to them. 


Make 2014 the summer you learn how to code with events across Europe in August and with EU Code week in October. More info HERE [5]

TechSoup is hosting a Storymakers digital storytelling contest and event seriesm focused on helping nonprofits, libraries, and social benefit organizations learn how to tell more compelling and more meaningful stories, leading to a contest for cash prizes. Events include webinars. More info HERE [6]

P2PU is offering a free online course to help those who want to make change, by learning about grant writing and applications. Starts 15 Aug. More info HERE [7]

UT Knight center is offering a free online course on data journalism in Spanish, beginning 18 August. More info HERE [8]

A step-by-step guide in Spanish on how to program your Facebook posts in advance, if you have limited Internet time available (thanks to SocialTIC [9] for this). More info HERE [10]


The Huffington Post's technology section is hiring an associate editor to write for the website's technology page in New York. More info HERE [11]

Journalists from Brazil, China, India, Russia and the United States can apply for a fellowship to work in Germany for one year – apply by 15 Sept. More info HERE [12]

Image from Never Alone, a video game based on traditional Alaskan stories

Image from Never Alone, a video game based on traditional Alaskan stories

The Acumen East Africa Fellows Program is a one-year, fully-funded leadership development program for East Africans. Apply by 8 Sept. More info HERE [13]

Fellowships in International Human Rights for recent graduates of law schools or graduate programs in journalism, international relations, area studies, or other relevant disciplines from universities worldwide. From Human Rights Watch. More info HERE [14]


African journalists, entrepreneurs and developers proficient in French can submit their proposals to the inaugural Africa Web Festival, aiming to promote digital productions across francophone Africa. The conference is currently accepting project proposals for documentary films, fiction, animation, education, advertising and tourism. Apply by Oct 12. More info HERE [15] 

Last days to apply to participate in AbreLatam [16], the regional open data unconference (Spet 30) and to propose papers for the regional open data conference ConDatos [17] (Oct 1 and 2 in Mexico City. (Thanks to SocialTIC [9] for this).


The Bertha BRITDOC Connect Fund supports smart, strategic outreach campaigns for independent documentary films. Grants are available for completed or almost completed films on social issues. Apply by Sept 1. More info HERE [18]

Peace Projects Grant Program award is open, and will support non-profit projects up to US$50,000 that promote peaceful coexistence through dialogue. More info HERE [19]

Nominations for the Human Rights Tulip award from the Dutch gov't are now open until 7 Sept for a human rights defender working in innovative ways. More info HERE [20]

Grant available from Open Society in technological innovation for policy research for Think Tanks from Eastern Europe. More info HERE [21]


JumpStart Africa makes crowdfunding available to African entrepreneurs [22]

Internews Launches Gaza Humanitarian Information Service [23]