Stories about Audio
A New Audio Uploading Tool for Crowdsourced Wiktionary Project in Odia Language
One Global Voices contributor who's passionate about the Odia language has created an open-source solution for recording and uploading words under open licenses for projects like Wiktionary.
Mai Ro: To Sing the Song of Yadiko
The voice of Ever Kuiru's father has been preserved in the songs recorded by a local researcher and professor. Now, through the Rising Voices grantee project, he shares some of the songs digitized as a way to keep his legacy living.
Patients’ Mental Health Radio Broadcasts Waves of Joy
Radio Los Inestables, a Rising Voices micrograntee from 2013, uses words as its weapon to spread joy and involve patients from Cordoba's Provincial Neuropsychiatric Hospital in broadcasting.
Online Course: Digital Tools for Community Radio Stations
Join Radio Libres for a free online course for community radio stations interesting in using digital tools to share their content and better interact with their audience. The course will be conducted in Spanish.
[Arab Bloggers 14] Dina El Hawary of Meedan
Another participant we spoke to at the Arab Bloggers Meeting was Dina El Hawary from Meedan. She provided an overview of the platform and training for the Checkdesk project that she has been working with is Checkdesk, which helps facilitate collaborative verification of social media.
[Arab Bloggers 14] Bukeni Waruzi of Witness
During the recent Arab Bloggers Meeting (AB14) held in Amman, Jordan, we spoke with Bukeni Waruzi of Witness, who spoke about his role in AB14, and provided some words of advice for fellow citizen media trainers working in the field.
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.
Surprising Expansion: One Workshop Unexpectedly Goes Global
What happens when you put your local workshop course online? You might end up with global participants...
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.
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.
Story-Making Machines: Audioboo
Rising Voices republishes an interview conducted by Transom.org, who spoke with Cynthia Francis, US Managing Director of Audioboo, a social, sharing, sound storing and creation site, which has helped tell millions of digital stories every month.
Radioteca – A Free and Open Home for Audio
The portal Radioteca has opened its doors for everyone to upload their audio content for free and also holding the distinction of facilitating a community built on the principles of the sharing and exchange of knowledge and information.
VOA Launches Experimental Digital Broadcasts via Shortwave
VOA Radiogram is sending digital messages across traditional shortwave frequencies. With a broadcast originating from North Carolina (USA), the transmission last week reached as far as Australia. This technology - simple and inexpensive - could be especially useful in times when the internet is not available, such as emergencies or under repressive regimes.