Rezwan · February, 2009

Latest posts by Rezwan from February, 2009

FOKO: Ushahidi Comes To Madagascar

  21 February 2009

Rising Voices grantee FOKO’s members were at the forefront of the recent coverage of Tropical Storm Eric, Cyclone Fanele, and the recent protests and political turmoil in Madagascar by local citizen journalists of Madagascar. While bloggers from the capital Antananarivo are still actively reporting on the events happening on different key spots of the capital, FOKO Madagascar has introduced the Ushahidi engine, the powerful citizen media platform to report the crisis. Using SMS and web the silent majority of the citizens of Madagascar will record a detailed factual and location based report of the crisis in the country (political or environmental) in FOKO Ushahidi, which will plot them on a map.

Voces Bolivianas: Blogging A Summit And A Referendum

  16 February 2009

The recently concluded Voces Bolivianas summit at Cochabamba, Bolivia titled “Web 2.0 for Everyone” was a success. Some of the participants have blogged about their experience. Voces Bolivianas members also blogged about the referendum of the amendment of the constitution of Bolivia and why it was important to them.

Serbian Web Journalism School: Learning Web 2.0 Skills

  11 February 2009

Web journalism is more than just publishing some news on the web. The journalists have a wider scope to attract interest of the readers and add real value to their works by using external hyperlinks, graphs, illustrations, images, audio and video. The Rising Voices Grantee the Serbian Web Journalism School is teaching several such skills to the students.