Rezwan · February, 2008

Latest posts by Rezwan from February, 2008

Nari Jibon: Spring is in the air

  28 February 2008

In this weeks update on the Rising Voices grantee Nari Jibon project we look at how the women bloggers are continuing to produce interesting blog contents using texts, photos and videos with their newly learnt skills.

Inmates take on blogs to start a reform of society

  21 February 2008

This week we are introduced to another of the Rising Voices second round grantees, “Prison Diaries”, based in Jamaica. It will use citizen media tools like blogs, video and podcasts to share the daily journals of inmates, allowing all Jamaicans to learn about the realities of Jamaica’s overcrowded prison system with the hope that this will counteract the false ideas of veneration of gang leaders implanted by the media.

Voces Bolivianas: Success is sharing of knowledge and generating enthusiasm

  14 February 2008

The Voces Bolivianas project successfully completed the first round of workshops in El Alto city with the help of a Rising Voices microgrant. They taught tools and techniques of citizen media to members of underrepresented groups in Bolivia. Their success prompted them to start a second series of workshops in El Alto and they also extended the program to another city, Santa Cruz. In this week's feature we look at the evaluation of their success and the expansion projects.

Blog Outreach in Madagascar – From Forumists to Bloggers

  5 February 2008

We are delighted to introduce to you the first of the second round grantees of Rising Voices. Foko Blog Club is a blog outreach arm of FOKO, a project founded by four bloggers committed to the development of Madagascar by teaching blogging skills to the young people in Madagascar.