Stories about Digital Media from April, 2014
The Diversity of Protest Posters in Brazil
Through banners, chants and posters, one can learn the demands, criticisms and struggles of protests. The Tumblr blog Cartazes dos Protestos brings together photos of protest posters that took place throughout Brazil in 2013, as published on social media.
HacksLab Announces Data-Focused Support for Latin American News Outlets
The first incubator for data-driven journalism in Latin America launched last week with HacksLabs Challenge 2014, which will grant a total of US $100,000 for Latin American projects.
5 Resources for Citizen Journalists
New and noteworthy resources for citizen media reporters (and teachers) about staying safe, working in humanitarian disasters, focusing on women's rights, and making sure what you publish is true.
Odia Loves Wikipedia
Odia, a 2,500 year old language has recently gained the status of an Indian classical language, an event recently celebrated by Odia Wikipedians, using a new free and open-source font.
Nominations Out For The BOBs
The Best of the Blogs award nominations have been posted online. You can sign on today and vote for your favorites. Here is a sampling of some of the submissions from around the world.
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 vulnerable people.
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.