Stories about Digital Media from January, 2014
Nuba Reports is an independent news reporting organization in South Kordofan and the Nuba Mountains of Sudan. Founder Ryan Boyette talked to Rising Voices about their reporting methods and the state of media in the region.
The Aché Djawu / Palabra Aché project uses photography to document daily life and new citizen media projects from an indigenous community in Paraguay.
In rural Uganda, local libraries have installed solar panels to power tablets for internet access, allowing farmers to learn about new crops, farming methods, and changing market prices for their goods.
There is an increasing need for activists to protect their identities, data and network while at the same time pursue their struggle for a free Arab world. The Cyber Arabs Online Academy is a new online platform hoping to help them stay safe.
Recognizing the difficulties dyslexic readers face every day, OpenDyslexic is an open sourced font recently developed, helping to make the Internet more accessible to those suffering from this neurological condition.
With the fall of the Soviet Union, many of its formerly dependent states gained independence but also experienced a drop in living standards - including the closing of many public services. In Kazakhstan, the Pushkin Library is working to reinstate library programs around the country.
Finding information online in China may mean using the popular for-profit online encyclopeida Baidu, rather than the open-source Wikipedia. Editor Addis Wang aims to increase awareness in China about Wikipedia (and its knowledge-sharing ethos) using social media with the popular app Weibo.
Rising Voices has joined Global Voices' partnership with the new news website Oximity, where they: collect news directly from the source, facilitate curation by readers, and distribute news content across the internet.
Technology experts and activists have for years attempted to bridge the gap between those with access to technology and those without... today, the mobile phone has emerged as a powerful tool for social engagement.
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.
Saharawi Voice is a blog, news website and video hosting platform showcasing first hand testimonies of people living in the Saharawi refugee camps in Northern Africa.
Transom is an online resource for storytellers, mostly audio-based but delving into the world of visual digital media as well. They recent put on a six-week online workshop - based entirely on Facebook - with several Rising Voices writers participating.
Diferencial CAC is a space for art and digital culture projects, a hackerspace, a coworking space, and a transmitter of all kinds of collaborative and technological ideas located at the Contemporary Art Center in Quito. A video tour and interviews with the founder.