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Stories about Digital Media

How Technology Is Helping People Learn—and Even Save—the World's Languages

Forward thinkers are harnessing the unprecedented power of technology to bring languages back from the brink of extinction, and in rare cases, to resurrect an extinct language.

Citizen Media How To: Boosting Visibility For Your Videos

The Video4Change network recently produced three more freely available guides, including a "Video Compression Guide", a "Guide to Video Distribution Sites", and "How to Host a Film Screening".

Palestine: Putting Daily Life in the Picture

Visualizing Palestine strives make international public opinion aware of daily hardships in Palestine. They transform numbers into creative narrative visuals, and were recently given a jury's award for best Social...

Off to Burkina Faso! The Niger Team OpenStreetMaps their way to Ouagadougou

The 2013 Rising Voices' micrograntee Mapping for Niger is continuing on with their work, traveling around their region to meet with other OpenStreetMap teams and learn new skills.

10 Essential Resources for Arabic-Speaking Activists

A list of key Arabic-language resources for digital media activists.

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...

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...

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...

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...