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Stories about Hiper-Barrio

Hiperbarrio: Becoming Digitally Visible

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.

HiperBarrio Won First Prize In Community Journalism

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...

Hiperbarrio: Podcast Workshops For The New Groups

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....

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...

Hiperbarrio: Bloggers on Violence in Medellín

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...

HiperBarrio: Campus Party Colombia And Pin Hole Photography

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...

HiperBarrio: Ituango Without Electricity

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...

The HiperBarrio Experience Multiplies by Three

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....

HiperBarrio: Voices Expressing Fear, Outrage And Hope

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...

Rising Voices At The Global Voices Citizen Media Summit 2010 In Santiago, Chile (Part 2)

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...

Rising Voices At The Global Voices Citizen Media Summit 2010 In Santiago, Chile (Part 1)

The Global Voices Citizen Media Summit 2010 took place earlier this month at Santiago Public Library in the capital of Chile. Over 200 people from 60 countries attended the summit,...

Featured Blogger: Yesenia Corrales

For the past three years, the Medellín-based project HiperBarrio project has focused on shining a light on different neighborhoods around the city. However, it has been the hard work of...

Hiperbarrio Expands To Three New Libraries In Medellin

According to an agreement between the EPM Foundation Network and HiperBarrio from Colombia, activities in 3 new communities in 3 libraries of Medellín (Villatina, La Esperanza and EPM) were started....