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Eddie Avila · October, 2011

Current Director of Rising Voices. I have also worked as Regional Editor and Spanish Language Editor for Global Voices, as well as a volunteer author for Bolivia. I have been part of GV since 2005. I was part of a team that was awarded a Rising Voices microgrant in 2007 with Voces Bolivianas. Currently based in Cochabamba, Bolivia.

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Latest posts by Eddie Avila from October, 2011

26 October 2011

Languages: A Podcast of Champions in Warlpiri

The Lajumanu Champions is a classroom of young students in the Northern Territory of Australia. Together with their teacher, Adrian Trost, the students have been producing a monthly podcast, which...

Languages: Free Wi-Fi on Niue as a Catalyst

Now the island of Niue has free nationwide wi-fi for use by its residents and visitors, how can it be a catalyst to promote the use of the Niuean language...

25 October 2011

HiperBarrio: Balloon Mapping La Loma Neighborhood

RV grantee alumnus HiperBarrio based in Medellín, Colombia continues its participatory media work in the neighborhood of La Loma. To build upon their previous work mapping their community with Open...

21 October 2011

Blogging Positively: The Challenge of Fighting Stigma in Egypt

Studies estimate that about 11,000 Egyptians are living with HIV, but that number could be much higher based on the fact that so many do not get tested or seek...

17 October 2011

Using Citizen Media Tools to Promote Under-Represented Languages

There are communities emerging around the use of participatory citizen media and web 2.0 tools to promote the use of under-represented languages. Join New Tactics, Rising Voices, Indigenous Tweets, and...

8 October 2011

Januária: Making the City a Better Place to Live

The new citizen journalists from the Friends of Januária project have been starting to publish stories on the group blog about some of the issues of concern to city residents....

6 October 2011

Languages: Phil Cash Cash and Nez Perce

Phil Cash Cash is a linguist and a member of the Weyiiletpu (Cayuse) and Nuumiipuu (Nez Perce) Indigenous tribes of North America. He is also especially passionate about using the...