· April, 2012

Stories about Case Studies from April, 2012

Bangladesh: Citizen's Voice, A Citizen Watchdog for Public Services

  27 April 2012

Citizen’s Voice (Nagorikkontho.org) is an online project based on localized Ushahidi platform to empower Bangladeshi citizens by having their voices heard regarding feedback on public services. The platform supports both Bangla and English language and allows submission of texts, images and videos via mobile phone and web.

CGNet Swara: Enabling Tribals of Chhattisgarh To Tell Their Stories

  22 April 2012

CGNet Swara is a mobile-based news service which enables the tribals of Chhattisgarh to tell their version of stories, in their language. In this voice-based portal, citizen journalists can call a phone number and record a news onto the system. Similarly listeners can call the same number and hear the last three highlighted news. The reports are also shared by SMS, mailing list, blog, Twitter, Facebook and other social media networks.

Living Tongues: Endangered Language Technology Kits To The Rescue

  10 April 2012

Living Tongues Institute for endangered languages acknowledges that with the death of every endangered language the collective history of an entire people dies with it. To address this issue the institute scientifically documents endangered languages, and assists communities with maintaining and revitalizing knowledge of their native languages through ICT and community driven tools. It is raising funds to secure recording equipment and computers for 8 indigenous language activists in India, Papua New Guinea, Chile and Peru.

The Kuyu Project: Teaching Digital Literacy To Congolese Refugees in Uganda

  4 April 2012

On the 1st - 4th of March 2012, the Kuyu Project in partnership with the Xavier Project organized a digital literacy camp in Nsambya, Kampala, Uganda. It trained approximately 70 Congolese Refugees on how to use social media and other digital tools to tell their stories and achieve their objectives. Eduardo Avila of Rising Voices speaks with Simeon Oriko, Founder and Executive Director of the Kuyu project about the event.