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Casa del Bosque Foundation: Technopolitics and Activism in Bogotá

Get to know the Casa del Bosque Foundation in Bogotá, Colombia, an organization dedicated to empowering communities and other organizations on free software.

Navigating the Bhutanese Media Landscape in a New Democracy

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....

Connect Uganda, a Rural Library Project for Local Farmers

In rural Uganda, local libraries have installed solar panels to power tablets for internet access, allowing farmers to learn about new crops, farming methods, and changing market prices for their...

20 Years of Post-Soviet Reconstruction: Libraries in Kazakhstan

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...

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...

The Birth of Russia's Hackerspace Movement

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...

Transitions Online: Supporting Independent Journalism in Eastern Europe

Transitions (TOL) is a Prague-based media development organization working to strengthen the professionalism, independence and impact of the news media and civil society organizations in the post-communist countries of Europe...

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...

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...

Getting Offline for Digital Security: Working with Tibetans in Exile

How does a small organisation go about promoting digital security awareness amongst the Tibetan exile community in Dharamsala, India? The Tibet Action Institute explores the use of both offline and...

MediaShala: Data visualization in India

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....

The Open Labs Community in Albania

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...