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Stories about FOKO

31 October 2010

FOKO: Traditional Malagasy Fence

The bloggers of the rising Voices grantee in Madagascar FOKO love to write on issues surrounding them. In this roundup we learn about “Tamboho gasy” – the traditional Malagasy fence...

15 October 2010

Rising Voices Bloggers On Blog Action Day 2010

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...

8 July 2010

Rising Voices And World Cup

People say that the World Cup soccer (football) is a truly International event. The bloggers of many Rising Voices projects across continents have written about it to show their passion.

3 May 2010

Featured Blogger: Tahina Rakotomanarivo

Tahina Rakotomanarivo blogs from Antananarivo, the capital city of Madagascar. In 2008 he attended a citizen media workshop organized by FOKO, the Rising Voices grantee in Madagascar, and his life...

23 April 2010

FOKO: Can ICT Bring A Solution To Overcome Despair?

Madagascar is still undergoing political turmoils and closure of business. The consequence is that the economic conditions of a lot of Malagasy people worsened. Many had lost their jobs, and...

7 March 2010

FOKO: The Power Of Storytelling

Internet is becoming a threat to the authoritarian regime in Madagascar because citizen journalists are voicing their opinions and publishing what they see or hear. The power of storytelling of...

17 February 2010

Foko Bloggers Shine In The Best Of Malagasy Blogs Contest

On February 1st, 2010 the The Best Of Malagasy Blogs (BOMBS) 2009 awards were announced. We have the pleasure to inform you that several bloggers from Foko, the Rising Voices...

25 January 2010

FOKO: 50 Years Of Independence Of Madagascar

Madagascar is approaching 50 years of independence this year. To mark the progress of the country Patrick interviewed two elders from Madagascar on what Madagascar has become after 50 years...

22 December 2009

FOKO: The BOMBS have arrived

FOKO Madagascar has announced the Best Of Malagasy Blogs (BOMBS) awards to introduce more bloggers to the global conversation and show the world the diversity of Malagasy culture. In other...

27 October 2009

FOKO: Meet The Bloggers

Since January 2009 FOKO, the Rising Voices grantee from Madagascar, has been posting a series of interviews with its bloggers celebrating their first anniversary of blogging. Let us meet through...

15 October 2009

Blog Action Day 2009: Rising Voices Projects Discuss Climate Change

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...

30 September 2009

Malagasy Blogger Reflects Upon Climate Change Conference and G20 Summit

Sept, 27th marked the end of a busy week-long journey for Malagasy blogger and Foko coordinator Stephane, a.k.a pakysse. Stephane took off from Antananarivo, Madagascar on the 21st and landed...

22 September 2009

Foko Bloggers Represent Madagascar at World Summits

Two members of Foko Madagascar were recently invited to major international summits to represent their country and community in discussions about development, climate change, and poverty.