David Sasaki

Director of Outreach, Global Voices
https://globalvoicesonline.org

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RV At 5: A Journey To Mutual Enlightenment And Satisfaction

  2 June 2012

David Sasaki, the founding director of Rising Voices, reflects on the completion of five years of Rising Voices. In the first three years of his tenure he has traveled extensively to visit, support, and mentor over twenty Rising Voices grantee projects around the world. David thinks that it's not the technology what matters, it's what you do with it.

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Announcing the Technology for Transparency Network

  19 January 2010

Rising Voices, the outreach and citizen media training initiative of Global Voices Online, has launched a new interactive website and global network of researchers to map online technology projects that aim to promote transparency, political accountability, and civic engagement.

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Hip-Hop as Cosmpolitan Citizen Media

  29 December 2009

Seeking greater social inclusion through new communication technologies is a strategy with a long and accomplished history that has persisted through waves of new inventions including the telegraph, radio, television, satellite, and of course, the Internet. But has any "communication for social inclusion" project been as successful as hip-hop? Just ask the bloggers from Rising Voices citizen media projects.

Rising Voices Launches the Transparency and Technology Network

  28 December 2009

Next month Rising Voices will launch a new initiative, the Transparency and Technology Network. This is a three-month, participatory research mapping to gain a better understanding of the current state of online technology projects that increase transparency, government accountability, and civic engagement in Latin America, Sub-Saharan Africa, Southeast Asia, South Asia, China, and Central & Eastern Europe.

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Interview with Ghaida'a Al Absi

  11 December 2009

Ghaida'a al-Absi is the leader of Empowerment of Women Activists in Media Techniques in Yemen, which provides digital media training courses to Yemeni women activists.

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HiperBarrio Maps San Javier La Loma with Open Street Maps

  5 December 2009

Led by two passionate open source enthusiasts, Fredy Rivera and Elkin Botero, the members of the HiperBarrio collective of youth citizen journalists in Medellín, Colombia have created the first freely accessible online map of their own community.

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[Video] Interview with Rodrigo Nogueira of Viva Favela

  24 November 2009

Rodrigo Nogueira is the Editor of Viva Favela, a Rio de Janeiro-based citizen journalism project of Viva Rio. Viva Favela's coverage of the aftermath following a helicopter which was shot down by drug dealers in Rio De Janeiro was featured on Global Voices earlier this month.

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[Video] Interview with Pavel Kutsev of Drop-In Center

  28 October 2009

Pavel Kutsev is the co-founder of Drop-In Center, a Ukrainian organization which advocates for the rights of the injection drug user communication and for better national policy related to substitution therapy. In this video he gives us a basic introduction to the "harm reduction from injection drug use" movement, and summarizes the outcomes of a recent conference in Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine which sought to establish a national network of harm reduction acti

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[Video] Interview with Eric Newton of Knight Foundation

  10 October 2009

Eric Newton is the vice president of the journalism program at Knight Foundation. He describes the annual $5 million Knight News Challenge, which aims to bring about news innovation by supporting new technologies and techniques to bring news and information to specific geographic communities around the world. He offers some examples of projects that have been funded including Rhodes University in South Africa, Freedom Fone in Zimbabwe, Ushahidi in Kenya, and the Sochi Olympics citizen journalism project in Russia, and also provides some tips for applicants seeking funding.

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[Video] Interview with Amadou M. Ba of AllAfrica.com

  10 October 2009

Amadou M. Ba is the co-founder and president of AllAfrica.com, the largest online aggregator and distributor of news from Sub-Saharan Africa in English and French. Amadou tells us about the history of AllAfrica.com, the major challenges facing African leaders in the media sector, and how funders can most effectively support a vibrant media space in Africa.

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Romanian Hospice Uses Digital Media to Spread Awareness and Preserve History

  9 October 2009

Tomorrow marks World Hospice and Palliative Care Day. With very few exceptions, mainstream media has shown no interest in reporting on the rights and realities of individuals who live with life-threatening illnesses. Rather than relying on traditional media to pick up the cause, hospices and individuals around the world are encouraged to submit their own stories using digital media.

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[Video] Interview with Felipe Vaz from Instituto Overmundo

  9 October 2009

Felipe Vaz is the coordinator of Instituto Overmundo, which promotes access to knowledge and cultural diversity in Brazil through innovative practices in communication, intellectual property, and technology. Felipe describes Brazil's "LAN house revolution."