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Stories about Nari Jibon

Nari Jibon Featured in Venezuelan National Newspaper Tal Cual

One of the many goals of Rising Voices is to help facilitate conversation between countries in the so-called 'Global South'. Last month Laura Vidal, a Venezuelan journalist who publishes the...

Nari Jibon Bloggers Start Writing in Their Own Language

Despite a few posts published in Bengali on their group blog, Amader Kotha ("Our Stories"), most Nari Jibon bloggers have had to write solely in English due to the lack...

Nari Jibon: Empowering women of Bangladesh

Empowerment of women in Bangladesh is a important social issue and the citizen journalists of the Nari Jibon project from Bangladesh are trying to do so learning valuable computer, business,...

Blog Action Day: Poverty and citizen media

On the eve of the Blog Action Day 2008 Poverty Rising Voices discusses how citizen media can raise awareness and initiate actions to eradicate poverty.

Rising Voices Blog Carnival: Celebration in Communities

We present to you the first Rising Voices Blog Carnival. We requested articles from different Rising Voices grantees communities. The topic is "What is the biggest celebration in your community...

Creativity Leads to Sustainability

Rising Voices microgrants provide citizen media training projects in the developing world with just enough funding to get off the ground. Many of these projects, however, have become so successful...

Nari Jibon: Using Blogs to Give Bangladeshi Women New Skills

The words "Nari Jibon" should be familiar to regular Rising Voices readers. The Dhaka-based project which has integrated blogging and citizen media into its English and computer classes has been...

Nari Jibon: Making a difference

In this post we will experience Bangladesh through the eyes of Nari Jibon bloggers, learn more about some of the people behind Nari Jibon and learn how the project is...

Citizen journalism and Rising Voices

We hear the term 'citizen journalism' almost everywhere. But to be precise, what is it? Why do we need to embrace citizen journalism? What effects does it have on a...

Nari Jibon: The joy of having their own blog

The women of Nari Jibon traveled a long way to overcome shyness, opening themselves up, build their confidence and were trained to tell their stories to the world via blogging....

Travel with a Purpose

When asked "how can we help" by an audience member at the Global Voices Summit in Budapest, Hungary, Mialy Andriamananjara of the FOKO Madagascar project said it was skills not...

First anniversary of the Nari Jibon Blog

On the first anniversary of the Nari Jibon Blog we have asked the people behind Nari Jibon of Bangladesh, its educators and a participant about the challenges of the citizen...

Rising Voices at the Global Voices Summit 2008

Five representatives from Rising Voices will present their experiences - either as trainers or trainees - in citizen media outreach projects in Colombia, Bolivia, Madagascar, and Kenya at this year's...