Stories about Tools from October, 2013
Digital Revolution in Reverse: Syria’s Media Diversifies Offline
Though digital media was key in the uprisings of the Arab Spring, today, analog media has made a comeback. Under an Internet blackout, citizen media activists are working to spread information both abroad and inside the country, through a combination of digital and traditional methods.
Ecuador: Radialistas Launches Tutorials for Free Radio Software
Radialistas has recently launched a set of online tutorials about a variety of topics to help people use radio and open software to spread information about their communities. As part of our Conectándonos series, community manager Clara Robayo talks about the project.
Story-Making Machines: SoundCloud
Rising Voices republishes an interview conducted by Transom.org, who spoke with Evan Tenebaum, Soundcloud's audio content manager - a platform where you can freely share your sounds and listen to work made by a community of audio producers from around the world.
Are You Reporting on Public Services? Here's How You Might…
How can small-scale advocacy groups make the best use of the Internet? A recent skill share at the engine room discussed a diversity of methods for citizen reporting on public services around the world.
Esra'a al Safei and the Wisdom of Crowds
Crowdvoice, a user-powered platform tracking voices of protest around the world, works to diversify our understanding of complex events. Rising Voices interviews it's visionary founder about working digitally in Bahrain and her new platform to promote local musicians.
We're Around the World! Photos from the RV Micrograntees
The Rising Voices micrograntee winners from around the world have been documenting their projects as they progress. We chose some images from their flickr streams, Facebook pages, and websites, sharing the work they have been doing over the past few months.
A Guide to Getting Started on Wikimedia Commons
Wikimedia Commons houses more than 18 million freely licensed media files. It is the place for users to help illustrate Wikipedia and the world around them. But as many new contributors find out, understanding the world of free licenses and encyclopedic content can be a challenge. They recently released a new tutorial brochure to help make it easier to collaborate and contribute.