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Rezwan

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

Bangladesh: Citizen's Voice, A Citizen Watchdog for Public Services

Citizen’s Voice (Nagorikkontho.org) is an online project based on localized Ushahidi platform to empower Bangladeshi citizens by having their voices heard regarding feedback on public services. The platform supports both...

CGNet Swara: Enabling Tribals of Chhattisgarh To Tell Their Stories

CGNet Swara is a mobile-based news service which enables the tribals of Chhattisgarh to tell their version of stories, in their language. In this voice-based portal, citizen journalists can call...

SchoolTube: Sharing Of Teacher And Student Generated Contents For Better Learning

SchoolTube is a media-sharing website for students and teachers. It provides a safe search alternative to video sharing sites like the popular YouTube, Vimeo etc thanks to a strict moderation...

Living Tongues: Endangered Language Technology Kits To The Rescue

Living Tongues Institute for endangered languages acknowledges that with the death of every endangered language the collective history of an entire people dies with it. To address this issue the...

The Engine Room: Cataloging Social Advocacy Technology

The engine room is working with Oxfam Novib to catalog every organization, meetup, event and community that supports advocacy movements with technology questions. If you know about such tools, organization,...

The Kuyu Project: Teaching Digital Literacy To Congolese Refugees in Uganda

On the 1st - 4th of March 2012, the Kuyu Project in partnership with the Xavier Project organized a digital literacy camp in Nsambya, Kampala, Uganda. It trained approximately 70...

Tunisia: A National Network Of Alternative And Citizen Media

The award winning Tunisian blog Nawaat, in partnership with Tunisian Ministère de la Jeunesse et des Sports & Canal France Internationale (CFI), has launched a new project in Tunisia to...

IsumaTV: Preserving Indigenous Media And Connecting Native Communities

Isuma.tv from Canada is an independent interactive social networking website of Inuit and Aboriginal films launched in January 2008. The site hosts films for free and intends to help Native...

Featured Guide: Creating Facebook Pages with Impact (Arabic)

The much talked about Arab Spring in Tunisia, Egypt and elsewhere in the Mid-East heavily relied on the Internet and social media like Twitter, Facebook and YouTube. Social Media Exchange...

Apps4Africa: Using Crowdsourced Mobile Apps to Tackle Climate Change

Apps4Africa is an effort by a Ugandan software company started in 2009 with the idea of trying to help people in Africa use technology to their benefit. The Apps4Africa challenge...

Iraq: First Conference For Iraqi Bloggers

The first conference for the Iraqi bloggers took place during 8-9 February in the city of Sulaymaniyah. It was organized by the Iraqi Network for Social Media and more than...

Video Contest: Everyday Digital Native – Cast Your Vote Now

The juries of the “Everyday Digital Native” video contest organized by The Centre for Internet & Society (CIS), India, and HIVOS shortlisted 12 videos for the next round. You can...

Singing The National Anthem In Their Own Language (Part 2)

In our second feature on the examples of citizen media videos of national anthems sung in indigenous or less spoken languages, we see that in many countries it is prohibited...