Stories about Spaces
Get to know the Casa del Bosque Foundation in Bogotá, Colombia, an organization dedicated to empowering communities and other organizations on free software.
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.
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 goods.
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.
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.
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.
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 and the former Soviet Union.
What happens when you put your local workshop course online? You might end up with global participants...
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.
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.
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 online spaces to help people to learn more about communicating online securely.
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.
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.