Stories about Hiper-Barrio

Featured Blogger: Yesenia Corrales

  27 April 2010

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 the project coordinators and the new bloggers, who have added life to the project. This is another interview with one of these bloggers, Yesenia Corrales, who will also be present at the Global Voices Citizen Media Summit in Santiago, Chile that will be held on May 6-7.

Hiperbarrio Expands To Three New Libraries In Medellin

  7 April 2010

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. The Hiperbarrio -Convergentes members share this information and many more stories in their blogs.

Featured Blogger: Nora Catalina Urquijo

  10 February 2010

Back in 2005, Nora Catalina Urquijo already had a blog on MSN Live Spaces, but says about her early days blogging, “what I didn't know was the power that a blog had.” Nearly two years later after joining the HiperBarrio project in the La Loma neighborhood in Medellin, Colombia, Nora Catalina has found out firsthand what its power can do for her, for her neighborhood, and for others.

HiperBarrio Is Now A ‘Nonprofit Corporation’

  4 February 2010

Hiperbarrio, the Rising Voices grantee from Colombia has achieved a new feat. After going through many bureaucratic hurdles Hiperbarrio got its legal identity- it is now a nonprofit corporation. This will allow the organization to continue to grow as they can be hired by public and private institutions for outreach activities.

Talented Women Bloggers Present Abroad

  20 January 2010

A pair of talented women bloggers from the Rising Voices community were invited to present their work at international conferences. Catalina Restrepo presented at a BarCamp in Santa Cruz, Bolivia and Cristina Quisbert was awarded the International Activist Scholarship to attend BlogHer '09. Nominations for the 2010 version of the scholarship are now being accepted.

Hip-Hop as Cosmpolitan Citizen Media

  29 December 2009

Seeking greater social inclusion through new communication technologies is a strategy with a long and accomplished history that has persisted through waves of new inventions including the telegraph, radio, television, satellite, and of course, the Internet. But has any "communication for social inclusion" project been as successful as hip-hop? Just ask the bloggers from Rising Voices citizen media projects.

HiperBarrio Maps San Javier La Loma with Open Street Maps

  5 December 2009

Led by two passionate open source enthusiasts, Fredy Rivera and Elkin Botero, the members of the HiperBarrio collective of youth citizen journalists in Medellín, Colombia have created the first freely accessible online map of their own community.

Hiperbarrio: Dealing With Crimes And Searching For Soul

  7 November 2009

The Public Pilot Library of Medellín, Colombia at the La Loma was robbed last month and it shocked the local residents. The community expressed their rejection to this criminal act. Although there was a relief that the Golden Nicca was recovered, the members of the Rising Voices grantee Hiperbarrio wondered why this happened.

[Video] Does New Media Outreach Lead to Westernization?

  24 September 2009

It is always easier to criticize than to get involved and one of the criticisms we hear most often at Rising Voices is that helping under-represented communities join the online global conversation will inevitably lead to their westernization. Álvaro Ramírez and Diego Gomez, co-founders of the HiperBarrio project, addressed this question while they were in Austria to pick up their Golden Nica award.