Stories about Hiper-Barrio
Rising Voices checks in with Yesenia Corrales, the project coordinator of HiperBarrio. She talks about the importance of blogging in her home community of La Loma in Medellin, Colombia.
RV grantee alumnus HiperBarrio based in Medellín, Colombia continues its participatory media work in the neighborhood of La Loma. To build upon their previous work mapping their community with Open Street Maps, the ConVerGentes team decided to explore the world of balloon mapping.
In Colombia, the celebration of International Woman's Day has become a tradition and the members from Rising Voices Hiperbarrio have also joined the celebration. In a guest post Lully Posada from Hiperbarrio shares the conversations.
2010 was an eventful year for Rising Voices and its community. The community bade farewell to the outgoing Director of Outreach, David Sasaki and welcomed the new Director Eduardo Ávila. In this post we look at some of the notable news of the grantees community we featured in the Rising Voices website in 2010.
HiperBarrio from Colombia won the First Community Journalism Award given by Antioquia University in the category of Best Community Web platform. HiperBarrio will also receive 6 million Colombian Pesos along with the award.
Rising Voices grantee Hiperbarrio has been commissioned by the Foundation Empresas Publicas de Medellin (EPM Foundation) to provide new media trainings to outreach groups of three other libraries in Medellin. Recently these groups participated in a series of podcast workshops.
Blog Action Day is an annual event that unites the world's bloggers in posting about the same issue on the same day. The aim is to raise awareness and trigger a global discussion around an important issue that impacts us all. This year's theme is ‘water'. A few Rising Voices bloggers have also participated in this event.
Violence, murder, theft and crime are constant affairs in Medellín, Colombia and its metropolitan area; issues all people must learn to live with and a social phenomenon that has grown in the last year. In a guest post by Lully Posada we look at different viewpoints of the members of the Rising Voices grantee Hiperbarrio on this issue.
This year Hiperbarrio was invited for the Campus Party Colombia in Bogota and was told to do something different - to use the pin hole camera technique to record the activities of CampusBlog among others. Apparently the use of technology has created a sensation in the community. Hiperbarrio members also reflect about their experiences in the Campus party.
The bustling life of Ituango in Antiqua, Colombia, was put to a halt because of lengthy power cuts. The citizen journalists of HiperBarrio Ituango explains how it has affected the society.
HiperBarrio, a Rising Voices project from Colombia, has recently expanded its influence to three other groups, creating new bloggers that will tell stories from their community both collectively and individually. In a guest post by Lully Posada of HiperBarrio (translated by Silvia Viñas) we learn about these communities.
After a testing period of peace, reconciliation and hopes, the specters of violence in Medellín, especially San Javier La Loma (13th district) are returning. The crimes like murders and kidnappings by armed gang and drug cartels have increased in recent months. Members of the Rising Voices grantee HiperBarrio are witnessing the events and are expressing their fear, outrage, uncertainties and hopes via blog posts.
Several members of the different Rising Voices Projects were present at The Global Voices Citizen Media Summit 2010 in Santiago, Chile. In this post we will highlight some of their reactions about the summit.