Rezwan · April, 2010

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.

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Latest posts by Rezwan from April, 2010

Ceasefire Liberia: Getting Up Close And Personal With The Bloggers

  25 April 2010

Thanks to some recent interviews we can learn more about some of the bloggers of Ceasefire Liberia, a grantee of Rising Voices, and their works. According to journalist cum blogger NatNyuan-Bayjay, the work of the Ceasefire Liberia bloggers is “helping shine a light on some of the social, political, and development problems that Liberia's young population are facing.”

FOKO: Can ICT Bring A Solution To Overcome Despair?

  23 April 2010

Madagascar is still undergoing political turmoils and closure of business. The consequence is that the economic conditions of a lot of Malagasy people worsened. Many had lost their jobs, and were forced out of their rental homes. The recent arrival of the optical fiber submarine cable (EASSY) in Madagascar unfurls lots of opportunities for the promotion of ICT. Can ICT bring a solution to overcome despair in Madagascar? FOKO bloggers discuss.

Aids Rights Congo: Using ICT To Combat Violence Against Women

  19 April 2010

During March 31 - April 03, 2010 AZUR Development concluded a training workshop as a part of the FTX (Feminist Tech Exchange) program supported by the Association for Progressive Communications (APC PARF). A number of girls and women from Brazzaville, Pointe Noire and Kinkala have participated in the training on the use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) to combat violence against women and girls.

EWAMT: The Start Of The 2nd Phase In Taizz City

  12 April 2010

The second phase of the ‘Empowerment of Women Activists in Media Techniques (EWAMT)‘ project started in Taizz city, a major city in Yemen located at the Southwestern highlands at an altitude of 1500 meters above sea level. In Partnership with the National Culture Center for Youth, EWAMT trained 15 female activists during 31 March- April 1st 2010 in Taizz City.

Hiperbarrio Expands To Three New Libraries In Medellin

  7 April 2010

According to an agreement between the EPM Foundation Network and HiperBarrio from Colombia, activities in 3 new communities in 3 libraries of Medellín (Villatina, La Esperanza and EPM) were started. The Hiperbarrio -Convergentes members share this information and many more stories in their blogs.

Voces Bolivianas: Ushahidi Platform For Election Reporting

  4 April 2010

During the Bolivian general elections on December 6, 2009 a number of Bolivian netizens used Web 2.0 tools such as blogs, Flickr, Youtube, Twitter and Facebook to share their perspectives of the election. This year on April 4th Bolivians are voting again to elect governors and mayors of different departments and municipalities and Bolivian citizen journalists are using the Ushahidi platform to report on the election using multiple tools like sms, email, twitter, web etc.