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When the Village Awakes: A New Malian Culture Blog

A new project to collect and share the cultural traditions of rural Mali, as well as to spread Internet access across rural areas.

The Balance Between Speed and Accuracy: Countering Misinformation on Social Media

Checkdesk is a project to verify information drawn from social media. Working with partners around the Arab-speaking world, this open-source platform helps newsrooms check their reports through crowdsourcing.

Karnika Kahen Against the God-man

Cartoonist Kanika Mishra - and her cartoon character Karnika Kahen - gives a voice to India's women as she fights against the corruption of religious figureheads and their abuses of...

MySQAR: Myanmar's First Social Network

MySQUAR exists entirely in Burmese. Less than one year old, it is growing rapidly in a country where Internet access is about to expand as telecommunications services spread.

The Blog Bus: Palestine's Travelling Media Conference

Blog Bus is in an initiative bringing bloggers, journalists, and activists together to travel through Palestinian regions to report on local situations.

Wikitongues: Document Your Language

Wikitongues is a community effort to give all the world’s people access to all the world’s 7,000 languages by citizen-driven participatory video and blogging.

The Welsh Twitterati: Bringing Everyone Together

Ffrwti is a new Welsh-language site, aggregating tweets and posting articles on tech, culture and language from the 15,000 Welsh-language twitter users.

Arabic Language Resources for Social Media Activists

Tasharuk is a recent project to aggregate resources for social media activists which are available in Arabic. Tasharuk, meaning collaborate in Arabic, lists and categorizes knowledge resources - many of...

Training Videos by Farmers, for Farmers

Digital Green integrates innovative technology with global development efforts to improve human wellbeing through the use of videos in the community for agricultural and health improvements.

Mapping for Niger Profile: Abdou Salam

Meet geography student Abdou Salam, one of the participants in the Mapping for Niger project. With the project, he's gone back to his hometown to map the major coordinates of...

Mapping for Niger Profiles: Fatiman Alher

Meet one of the participants in the Mapping for Niger project, Fatiman, who has developed practical digital skills and applies these to her geography studies. The digital cartography, she says,...

Ecuador: Matavilela, a Literary Alternative to “Killing Time”

The digital literary magazine Matavilela specializes in essays, but also has a special interviews section called #MataPreguntas (KillerQuestions). Daniel Lucas, Matavilela's webmaster, participated in Conectándonos Ecuador.

Ecuador: Radialistas Launches Tutorials for Free Radio Software

Radialistas has recently launched a set of online tutorials about a variety of topics to help people use radio and open software to spread information about their communities. As part...