Stories about Breaking The Silence in Kwa Mashu

Breaking the Silence: HIV/AIDS in Kwa Mashu

  12 September 2008

The Kwa Mashu Community Advancement Project (K-CAP), outside of Durban, South Africa, will be training 15 to 20 youth from their township in the upcoming months to become citizen journalists reporting on local health issues, particularly those related to HIV/AIDS. Through sharing their own stories, the youth K-CAP train will gain new technical skills, while hopefully helping to counter the severe stigma associated with HIV/AIDS and lower HIV rates in Kwa Mashu.

Public Health Projects to Use Citizen Media to Empower Community Voices

  28 June 2008

Rising Voices and Open Society Institute's Health Media Initiative are happy to announce the six newest health-focused citizen media outreach projects. We received over 110 proposals from health activists and organizations based in over 50 different countries. The six selected grantees represent the most innovative applications of citizen media tools like blogs, podcasts, and online video to help further the advocacy goals of public health organizations, and to empower the communities they work with.