I am from Dhaka, Bangladesh and I have been bridgeblogging the Bangladeshi and South Asian Blogosphere in Global Voices since 2005. Social Media is my passion. I like to follow the groundbreaking outreach projects of Rising Voices and write about them.
Latest posts by Rezwan from 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.
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.
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.
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.