Stories about Tools from January, 2014
Life in an Indigenous Paraguay Community
The Aché Djawu / Palabra Aché project uses photography to document daily life and new citizen media projects from an indigenous community in Paraguay.
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 Online Academy is a new online platform hoping to help them stay safe.
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.
Dueling Encyclopedias: Using Weibo to Boost Wikipedia in China
Finding information online in China may mean using the popular for-profit online encyclopeida Baidu, rather than the open-source Wikipedia. Editor Addis Wang aims to increase awareness in China about Wikipedia (and its knowledge-sharing ethos) using social media with the popular app Weibo.
Bridging the Digital Divide: Mobile and Social Media
Technology experts and activists have for years attempted to bridge the gap between those with access to technology and those without... today, the mobile phone has emerged as a powerful tool for social engagement.
Training Videos by Farmers, for Farmers
Digital Green integrates innovative technology with global development efforts to improve human wellbeing through the use of videos in the community for agricultural and health improvements.
Saharawi Voice: Stories from the Last African Colony
Saharawi Voice is a blog, news website and video hosting platform showcasing first hand testimonies of people living in the Saharawi refugee camps in Northern Africa.
It's “Nerve-racking”! Getting our Storytellers Offline (and Back On Again)
Transom is an online resource for storytellers, mostly audio-based but delving into the world of visual digital media as well. They recent put on a six-week online workshop - based entirely on Facebook - with several Rising Voices writers participating.
Diferencial CAC: A Hacklab in Quito, Ecuador
Diferencial CAC is a space for art and digital culture projects, a hackerspace, a coworking space, and a transmitter of all kinds of collaborative and technological ideas located at the Contemporary Art Center in Quito. A video tour and interviews with the founder.
Bloggies Award Open for Nominations
The 2014 Weblog awards are open for submission!