Stories about Transparent Chennai
Rising Voices looks back at some of the highlights from our work in 2011, including welcoming new grantees, forging new partnerships, and organizing citizen media outreach events. We would also like to thank all those that accompany us on our mission of working towards a global online space much more representative with greater participation by all.
We recently spoke with Siddharth Hande from the Rising Voices grantee project Transparent Chennai in India. In this podcast, Sid describes how he started working with the fishing villages and his special interest in mapping activities. He also provides additional information about future activities in these communities.
Transparent Chennai, an initiative of The Center for Development Finance, has been aggregating, collecting, and displaying data for public interest use about the Indian city of Chennai. With the help of a Rising Voices Microgrant, Transparent Chennai will add new elements to their existing work by focusing on directly engaging two fishing villages in South Chennai. This participatory mapping initiative will help the fishermen identify and claim their rights.
Rising Voices is pleased to announce the five newest members to join its global community of citizen media grantees. Each of the selected projects will receive microgrants to implement their proposed project to teach others how to use various citizen media tools. Please join RV in congratulating and welcoming the five projects from the countries of Guinea-Bissau, Greece, Brazil, India, and Mali.