Stories about Abidjan Blog Camps

Rising Voices: 2010 In Review

  31 December 2010

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.

Abidjan Blog Camps: The Urgency Of Public Interest Journalism In Africa

  24 September 2010

As threats to public interest journalism are evident from all quarters, journalists are increasingly resorting to cover only certain types of news and neglect serious events, failing media to be a watchdog, exposing malpractices and holding people accountable. Théophile Kouamouo of Abidjan Blog Camps explains why true public interest journalism is urgently required in Africa

Abidjan Blog Camps: Théophile Kouamouo Has Been Released

  11 August 2010

The African blogosphere exploded with anger and concern when Théophile Kouamouo was arrested with his two colleagues of the Ivorian Daily Le Nouveau Courrier for refusing to name the source of a published report. Ivorian bloggers like Manasse Dehe used blog posts and Facebook groups to update latest information and spread the news to the world. The three journalists were freed on 26th of July after spending two-weeks in prison.

Abidjan Blog Camps: Free Théophile Kouamouo

  14 July 2010

Théophile Kouamouo, one of Francophone Africa's leading bloggers, and the project leader of the Rising Voices grantee Abidjan Blog Camps has been arrested for publishing a newspaper report. Théophile Kouamouo is the Managing Editor of the Ivorian daily 'Le Nouveau Courrier', which published a report on the embezzlement in the coffee and cocoa sector of Ivory Coast. Théophile and his colleagues of the newspaper were arrested because they did not reveal the source of the information.

Abidjan Blog Camps: Cocoa, Avenue Afrique And Abidjan Barcamp

  21 February 2010

Things are not always as it seems and there are stories behind stories. People read many news everyday and are usually influenced by these reports. There is hardly any effort to fact check by a common person. But blogging and citizen journalism can make a difference. The bloggers of Ivory Coast discuss about cocoa and fare trade, a new website called Avenue Afrique, the second Edition of Barcamp Abidjan and many more issues.

Abidjan Blog Camps: Alloco Bloggers Party In Ivory Coast

  13 January 2010

On Saturday, December 19, 2009 the second Alloco Bloggers Party was organized in Abidjan, Ivory Coast. Dozens of Ivorian bloggers were present including several bloggers who attended the Abidjan blog camps. Meanwhile the success of the citizen journalism platform Avenue 225 in Ivory Coast led Israël Yoroba to launch a similar platform titled Avenue 223 in neighboring Mail.

Blog Action Day 2009: Rising Voices Projects Discuss Climate Change

  15 October 2009

Today is the Blog Action Day and this annual event aims to unite the world's bloggers where they write about a single topic in a single day to raise awareness and trigger a global discussion on the subject. Some of the members of Rising Voices projects participated in this event and we bring to you a brief round-up.

Abidjan Blog Camps: The First Workshop

  30 September 2009

The Rising Voices Grantee Abidjan Blog Camps started its first citizen media training program this month. A training session on 'Journalism and e-blogging' was held at the Press House of Abidjan. Ten journalists from various Ivorian media participated.

Rising Voices at Ars Electronica and Highway Africa

  15 September 2009

It was a busy weekend for three Rising Voices grantee projects as representatives from Blogging Since Infancy, Voces Bolivianas, Abidjan Blog Camps, and HiperBarrio all spoke about their projects at major international conferences.

Abidjan Blog Camps Launches ‘Blog Your Holidays’ Campaign

  12 July 2009

Rising Voices grantee Abidjan Blog Camps has recently launched a blog outreach campaign targeting the teenagers from high schools of Ivory Coast. The 'blog your holidays' workshop will be held for two weeks. In the first week the students will receive training on citizen journalism and how to blog. On the second week they will search materials for their posts which will be published simultaneously in their own blogs and the project blog.

Abidjan Blog Camps: Bringing Ivorians To Blogosphere

  4 May 2009

Théophile Kouamouo, one of Francophone Africa's leading bloggers, is arranging a series of blogcamps in Abidjan, Ivory Coast with the help of a community of experienced bloggers and supported by a Rising Voices Micro Grant. The workshops on blogging, podcasting, video-blogging etc. will bring more and more Ivorians to the blogosphere to voice their opinions on different issues that affect their lives.