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· January, 2014

Stories about Digital Media from January, 2014

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On the Ground, for the People: Nuba Reports

  30 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.

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MENA: Learning about Digital Safety, Online

  24 January 2014

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.

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20 Years of Post-Soviet Reconstruction: Libraries in Kazakhstan

  21 January 2014

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.

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Dueling Encyclopedias: Using Weibo to Boost Wikipedia in China

  20 January 2014

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.

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Training Videos by Farmers, for Farmers

  15 January 2014

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.

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Diferencial CAC: A Hacklab in Quito, Ecuador

  7 January 2014

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.