Stories about Digital Media from 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.
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 date.
The Balance Between Speed and Accuracy: Countering Misinformation on Social Media
Checkdesk is a project to verify information drawn from social media. Working with partners around the Arab-speaking world, this open-source platform helps newsrooms check their reports through crowdsourcing.
Telecommunications Recommendations for Rural Areas – an Update from Dizha Kieru
An update from Rhizomatica on Dizha Khieru in Mexico, as well as a report from the recent World Telecommunication Development Conference in Dubai including a new recommendation to recognize the lack of policies to connect rural and remote populations.
India: Mapping Street Harassment and Promoting Safe Cities
Safecity crowd-maps sexual harassment and abuse in public spaces in India, providing users the ability to report anonymously in under 2 minutes.
Social Media in Bilingual Environments: Online Practices of Frisian Teenagers
Researching the language use of Frisian teenagers between 14 and 18 on social media in Fryslân, the Netherlands, who often use Frisian, the country's second officially recognised language.
Showing the Diversity of the Struggle: SyriaUntold One Year On
Syria Untold launched one year ago, exploring multiple ways to tell the story of the Syrian struggle and its diverse forms of resistance. Rising Voices interviews one of the members of the team, Leila Nachawati, for an update.