Stories about Mokattam Blog Tales
RV has held a special relationship with Egypt because of the three grantee projects that we have been supporting. For those of us who have gotten to know those individuals associated with the projects, the information, thoughts, experiences, and feelings expressed by them helped make their revolution much more personal. Here we'll take a look at some of the content created during those historic weeks.
This continues the three-part series of commissioned videos created by Egyptian filmmaker Mahmoud Saber that takes a closer look at each of the projects as part of the Rising Voices in Egypt initiative. This video features the Mokattam Blog Tales project.
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.
Nesma Gewily is the coordinator of the Mokattam Blog Tales project in the Masaken Alzelzal - Alhadba Alwosta neighborhood of Cairo, Egypt. In this video, Nesma describes the project, in partnership with the Alwan Wa Awtar organization, which will teach the neighborhood's teenagers how to document and tell the story of their community using citizen media tools.
Rising Voices is pleased to announce the 3 newest members to join its global community of citizen media projects. These 3 Egypt-based projects will receive microgrant funding so that they can implement their projects and help bring a new set of Egyptian voices into light.