Stories about Hiper-Barrio

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HiperBarrio: Balloon Mapping La Loma Neighborhood

  25 October 2011

RV grantee alumnus HiperBarrio based in Medellín, Colombia continues its participatory media work in the neighborhood of La Loma. To build upon their previous work mapping their community with Open Street Maps, the ConVerGentes team decided to explore the world of balloon mapping.

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HiperBarrio: Celebrating International Women's Day

  11 March 2011

In Colombia, the celebration of International Woman's Day has become a tradition and the members from Rising Voices Hiperbarrio have also joined the celebration. In a guest post Lully Posada from Hiperbarrio shares the conversations.

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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.

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HiperBarrio Won First Prize In Community Journalism

  4 December 2010

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 with the award.

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Hiperbarrio: Podcast Workshops For The New Groups

  9 November 2010

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. Recently these groups participated in a series of podcast workshops.

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Rising Voices Bloggers On Blog Action Day 2010

  15 October 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 a global discussion around an important issue that impacts us all. This year's theme is ‘water'. A few Rising Voices bloggers have also participated in this event.

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Hiperbarrio: Bloggers on Violence in Medellín

  7 September 2010

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 in the last year. In a guest post by Lully Posada we look at different viewpoints of the members of the Rising Voices grantee Hiperbarrio on this issue.

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HiperBarrio: Campus Party Colombia And Pin Hole Photography

  15 August 2010

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 activities of CampusBlog among others. Apparently the use of technology has created a sensation in the community. Hiperbarrio members also reflect about their experiences in the Campus party.

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HiperBarrio: Ituango Without Electricity

  25 June 2010

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 society.

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The HiperBarrio Experience Multiplies by Three

  14 June 2010

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. In a guest post by Lully Posada of HiperBarrio (translated by Silvia Viñas) we learn about these communities.

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HiperBarrio: Voices Expressing Fear, Outrage And Hope

  23 May 2010

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 by armed gang and drug cartels have increased in recent months. Members of the Rising Voices grantee HiperBarrio are witnessing the events and are expressing their fear, outrage, uncertainties and hopes via blog posts.