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Navigating the Bhutanese Media Landscape in a New Democracy

  9 April 2014

The Bhutan Centre for Media and Democracy has been helping local society navigate the country's transition into democracy supporting citizens as they participate more active in traditional and online media. The BCMD is also one of RV's grantees expanding its audio podcasting workshops nationwide.

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20 Years of Post-Soviet Reconstruction: Libraries in Kazakhstan

  21 January 2014

With the fall of the Soviet Union, many of its formerly dependent states gained independence but also experienced a drop in living standards - including the closing of many public services. In Kazakhstan, the Pushkin Library is working to reinstate library programs around the country.

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Diferencial CAC: A Hacklab in Quito, Ecuador

  7 January 2014

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.

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The Birth of Russia's Hackerspace Movement

  29 November 2013

neuron hackerspace in Moscow is leading the hackerspace movement in Russia. We spoke with neuron's founder about the possibilities for building community and innovation through hackerspaces, while also acting as a link to the country's past.

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Digital Revolution in Reverse: Syria’s Media Diversifies Offline

  30 October 2013

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.

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MediaShala: Data visualization in India

  13 August 2013

Meaning ‘Abode of Media’ in Sanskrit, MediaShala tries to make complex data simple and understandable by balancing it with aesthetics, a mix of design and engineering coming out of India. Originally published on the Social Tech Census.

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The Open Labs Community in Albania

  18 July 2013

A non-profit NGO based in Albania, it’s both a hacker lab and a community that’s working towards a central goal: to share knowledge through open technology. Originally published on The Social Tech Census.