Latest posts by Laura Morris

Have You Applied Yet? Sign Up Your Blog – It's the BOBs!

  26 February 2014

Deutsche Welle's yearly contest is open again to bloggers writing in fourteen different languages and multiple categories. The contest - Best of Online Activism - aims to promote freedom of expression and to uphold human rights on the Internet and around the world.

Celebrating a Project Well-Mapped

  18 February 2014

As the current phase of the Mapping for Niger project draws to an end, the Rising Voices micrograntee celebrated with a ceremony at the University of Niamey.

Everyday Life Across the Continent

  13 February 2014

Everyday Africa, a collective blog using photography to break down stereotypes about Africa, focuses on mobile phone photos, representing the rising wave of technology in Africa. They are creating curriculum for teens, combatting assumptions learnt from the mainstream media about "other" people and places.

A Second Living Room: the Public Library Zavidovići's Youth Corner

  6 February 2014

In Bosnia and Herzegovina, many students commute from rural communities every day by bus to attend school in town. For young students, this often means long hours waiting for buses with nothing to do. Located just next to a bus station, the librarians at the Zavidovići Public Library created a program where students could be trained in new technologies and use their formerly empty time productively.

Women Weave the Web: Global Tech Stories

  4 February 2014

World Pulse has put forward a new project to find out what challenges women face around the world when it comes to technology - and how they are using new digital tools to change their communities. Share your story with them!

20 Years of Post-Soviet Reconstruction: Libraries in Kazakhstan

  21 January 2014

With the fall of the Soviet Union, many of its formerly dependent states gained independence but also experienced a drop in living standards - including the closing of many public services. In Kazakhstan, the Pushkin Library is working to reinstate library programs around the country.

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A Do-It-Yourself Code for Ethical Journalism

18 August 2014

Codes of ethical journalism aren't one-size-fits-all. The Online News Association is creating guidelines to help new journalism projects and journalists find what works best.

Football, Building Social Cohesion in Niger

4 December 2013

Sports – and especially football – can be an ideal vehicle to reinforce social cohesion in Nigerien communities scattered across the country's wide territory.