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Stories about Tools

20 May 2014

The Balance Between Speed and Accuracy: Countering Misinformation on Social Media

Checkdesk is a project to verify information drawn from social media. Working with partners around the Arab-speaking world, this open-source platform helps newsrooms check their reports through crowdsourcing.

28 April 2014

Read, Write, Create, and Communicate With the Ideas Box

A new project by Libraries without Borders and the UNHCR called Ideas Box seeks to engage refugees by providing the necessary tools, content, and resources to read, write, create, and...

28 March 2014

Resources for Video Activism: Witness

Are you using video to make your campaign a reality? Are you telling stories or filming actions with cameras - or your phone? On March 28th, we host a #GVFace...

20 March 2014

Ten Ways Educators Can Use Wikipedia

Wikipedia is meant to be a starting point, not a final source of knowledge. It is permanently incomplete and evolving, with continuous formal and informal review. Delving into that process,...

13 March 2014

New video4change Materials Published

Video activist or citizen journalist looking to document what is going on around you? This post gives a round up of available resources, information, and guides published in the past...

28 February 2014

WoeLab in Togo: “Democracy of Technology”

Rising Voices talked to Amadou Ndong about some projects developed in the University of Lomé, the OpenStreetMap and a 3D printer made out of e-waste.

24 January 2014

MENA: Learning about Digital Safety, Online

There is an increasing need for activists to protect their identities, data and network while at the same time pursue their struggle for a free Arab world. The Cyber Arabs...

22 January 2014

OpenDyslexic: the Font Designed to Make Reading Easier

Recognizing the difficulties dyslexic readers face every day, OpenDyslexic is an open sourced font recently developed, helping to make the Internet more accessible to those suffering from this neurological condition.

20 January 2014

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18 December 2013

Say What?! Website Collects Hate Speech for Genocide Prevention

Hatebase is crowdsourcing and organizing hate speech by location, type, language, and when it was last used, in the hopes to help identify increasing tensions among groups... one of the...

16 December 2013

Story-Making Machines: Meograph

Rising Voices republishes an interview conducted by, who spoke with Misha Leybovich, the founder and CEO of Meograph - "Four-dimensional storytelling".

11 December 2013

Using the Left Brain to Teach the Right: Visual Computer Programming

Scratch is a programming language designed for use by educators and young people to teach the building blocks of computer programming. It is a visual, block-based, computer programming language editor...