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Stories about Digital Media

1 November 2019

The story behind “El árbol del amor,” an animated documentary from Colombia’s indigenous Nasa community

The animated film "The Tree of Love" shares stories constructed from testimonies from former child combatants and young survivors of conflict in an indigenous Nasa reservation in Cauca, Colombia.

14 December 2018

The opportunities and challenges in managing indigenous digital archives

Digital resources provide an opportunity for improved preservation and access to indigenous archival information, but also new challenges when it comes to who has access.

12 January 2017

Study Will Explore Best Practices for Creating Free Knowledge in Indigenous Languages on Wikipedia

Who is promoting indigenous-language Wikipedia sites? What are their motivations? What challenges do they face? These are a few of the questions we will try to answer in a new...

26 July 2016

‘HiviSasa’, a Kenyan Citizen Media Project for Mobile Web

"Accessible, diverse, transparent information empowers both governments and citizens. Better informed citizens make better decisions about their lives and their government."

26 August 2014

Girl Activists: Telling Our Own Digital Stories in Kyrgyzstan

Girl Activists in Kyrgyzstan are sharing their knowledge with girls from surrounding villages so they can speak for themselves collectively about the issues important to them.

11 July 2014

Fill Your Summer With Learning: 7 New Online Courses

We've trolled the web to come up with seven ways you can make sure you don't get bored over summer vacation... new courses available online focus on journalism, computer science,...

3 July 2014

How Technology Is Helping People Learn—and Even Save—the World's Languages

Forward thinkers are harnessing the unprecedented power of technology to bring languages back from the brink of extinction, and in rare cases, to resurrect an extinct language.

24 June 2014

Citizen Media How To: Boosting Visibility For Your Videos

The Video4Change network recently produced three more freely available guides, including a "Video Compression Guide", a "Guide to Video Distribution Sites", and "How to Host a Film Screening".

23 June 2014

Palestine: Putting Daily Life in the Picture

Visualizing Palestine strives make international public opinion aware of daily hardships in Palestine. They transform numbers into creative narrative visuals, and were recently given a jury's award for best Social...

17 June 2014

Off to Burkina Faso! The Niger Team OpenStreetMaps their way to Ouagadougou

The 2013 Rising Voices' micrograntee Mapping for Niger is continuing on with their work, traveling around their region to meet with other OpenStreetMap teams and learn new skills.

3 June 2014

10 Essential Resources for Arabic-Speaking Activists

A list of key Arabic-language resources for digital media activists.

26 May 2014

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.

21 May 2014

Creative Commons 101 : Are You Doing it Right?

Are you using your Creative Commons images appropriately? More than 90% of Creative Commons images are not attributed at all! Here is a great infographic to get you up to...