Stories about Digital Media from February, 2014
Last Friday was International Mother Language Day, a celebration of linguistic and diversity. This year Rising Voices and Indigenous Tweets encouraged people to tweet in their native language using the hashtag #imld14. Here is a sampling of contributions.
Everyday Africa, a collective blog using photography to break down stereotypes about Africa, focuses on mobile phone photos, representing the rising wave of technology in Africa. They are creating curriculum for teens, combatting assumptions learnt from the mainstream media about "other" people and places.
Rising Voices is looking for writers with ideas! Find out more about how you can contribute to the blog...
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 which are open-licensed.
World Pulse has put forward a new project to find out what challenges women face around the world when it comes to technology - and how they are using new digital tools to change their communities. Share your story with them!