Latest posts by Eddie Avila from February, 2012
Mali recently celebrated the annual International Mother Language Day on February 21 in Bamako. Blogger and Rising Voices grantee recipient Boukary Konaté discusses his hopes for the role of technology in promoting the use of the 13 indigenous languages in Mali.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, Rising Voices received 1175 proposals from 124 countries. Here is a quick look at some of the demographical information from those proposals, including countries represented, focus areas, and terms from the project descriptions. This diversity demonstrates the ongoing interest and need in bringing citizen media to local underrepresented communities.
Rising Voices received 1175 proposals from more than 120 countries for the 2012 microgrant competition for citizen media outreach projects. Over the next six weeks, we'll be reviewing each proposal to select which projects will join our grantee community. Announcement date is expected in mid-March. Thanks to everyone that participated.