Rising Voices editor, radio features producer, photographer. Interests include storytelling, the politics behind photography, and terrariums. Originally from New York, she is currently based in Paris, France. Tweets @zigzagrailroad and on soundcloud as “midden productions”
Latest posts by Laura Morris
The Balance Between Speed and Accuracy: Countering Misinformation on Social Media
Checkdesk is a project to verify information drawn from social media. Working with partners around the Arab-speaking world, this open-source platform helps newsrooms check their reports through crowdsourcing.
Best of the Blogs Winners Announced
A summary of the winners of Deutsche Welle's annual competition for the best of the world's blogs.
The Amp #12 : April 25 – May 9
Our biweekly newsletter the Amp is out, chock full of opportunities, funding, scholarships, and articles to read to keep you up on new developments in digital media around the world.
Showing the Diversity of the Struggle: SyriaUntold One Year On
Syria Untold launched one year ago, exploring multiple ways to tell the story of the Syrian struggle and its diverse forms of resistance. Rising Voices interviews one of the members of the team, Leila Nachawati, for an update.
5 Resources for Citizen Journalists
New and noteworthy resources for citizen media reporters (and teachers) about staying safe, working in humanitarian disasters, focusing on women's rights, and making sure what you publish is true.
Odia Loves Wikipedia
Odia, a 2,500 year old language has recently gained the status of an Indian classical language, an event recently celebrated by Odia Wikipedians, using a new free and open-source font.
Nominations Out For The BOBs
The Best of the Blogs award nominations have been posted online. You can sign on today and vote for your favorites. Here is a sampling of some of the submissions from around the world.
MySQAR: Myanmar's First Social Network
MySQUAR exists entirely in Burmese. Less than one year old, it is growing rapidly in a country where Internet access is about to expand as telecommunications services spread.
Resources for Video Activism: Witness
Are you using video to make your campaign a reality? Are you telling stories or filming actions with cameras - or your phone? On March 28th, we host a #GVFace with Witness to talk about tips on using video for advocacy. Here are some of their tips sheets and toolkits.
Knight News Challenge Roundup
In February, the Knight Foundation launched its News Challenge, looking for ideas to promote journalism and advance media innovation asking: How can we strengthen the Internet for free expression and innovation? Here is a sampling of entries which are specifically focusing on indigenous concerns and/or endangered languages.
Perpetuating Culture, Restoring Language: Tlingit and the Sealaska Heritage Institute
“We don’t want what you did here to only echo in the air, how our grandfathers used to do things..." The Sealaska Heritage Institute works with native and endangered languages in the Pacific Northwest, developing a younger generation of speakers.
Wikitongues: Document Your Language
Wikitongues is a community effort to give all the world’s people access to all the world’s 7,000 languages by citizen-driven participatory video and blogging.
The Welsh Twitterati: Bringing Everyone Together
Ffrwti is a new Welsh-language site, aggregating tweets and posting articles on tech, culture and language from the 15,000 Welsh-language twitter users.