Stories about OLPC Uruguay from July, 2008
Within 2009, all children and teachers of primary and public schools in Uruguay will have their own laptops (OLPC) donated by the State. With the help of a Rising Voices Micro grant, Pablo Flores of Ceibal Plan will organize two workshops for the young laptop-toting students to show them how to set up a blog and take advantage of other social media tools.
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 society and how can it give a voice to the people who are under reported in the mainstream media? We will find the answer to those questions in this feature and learn how the Rising Voices projects are embracing citizen journalism.