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Stories about FOKO

Rising Voices: 2010 In Review

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....

FOKO: Referendum On Constitution And A Failed Coup

Madagascar is going through a turbulent time. A heavily disputed referendum on the new constitutional proposal was held on the 17th of November. The election process was marred by irregularities...

Rising Voices Submissions for One Day on Earth

Two bloggers from the Rising Voices projects FOKO and Exploring Taboos recently submitted two videos to the project One Day on Earth. Here are their two videos from Madagascar and...

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...

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...

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.

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...