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Nominations Out For The BOBs

  7 April 2014

The Best of the Blogs award nominations have been posted online. You can sign on today and vote for your favorites. Here is a sampling of some of the submissions from around the world.

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Winning a Grant, Growing a Community: Orsolya Jenei

  25 March 2014

To get a sense of how it was to be a micrograntee, we asked Orsolya Jenei, the lead for the Mapping for Niger project, to share some of her experiences about the process. The project was a recipient in 2013 and is ongoing.

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CLC 2014: Coding for Language Communities

  4 March 2014

"Can the Subaltern code?" CIDLeS Summer School 2014: Coding for Language Communities, a conference that aims to give everyone the ability to engage digital spaces in their mother tongues.

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Indigenous Tweets #IMLD14 Roundup

  28 February 2014

Last Friday was International Mother Language Day, a celebration of linguistic and diversity. This year Rising Voices and Indigenous Tweets encouraged people to tweet in their native language using the hashtag #imld14. Here is a sampling of contributions.

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Have You Applied Yet? Sign Up Your Blog – It's the BOBs!

  26 February 2014

Deutsche Welle's yearly contest is open again to bloggers writing in fourteen different languages and multiple categories. The contest - Best of Online Activism - aims to promote freedom of expression and to uphold human rights on the Internet and around the world.

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[StoryMaker] Vesna Dolinšek of Lam Echaml in Tunisia

  19 February 2014

At the StoryMaker Camp held in January in Amman, Jordan, we spoke with Vesna Dolinšek of Lam Echaml in Tunisia, one of the local coordinators of the project, who shared her experience of meeting other coordiantors from around the world at the StoryMaker trainings.

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Celebrating a Project Well-Mapped

  18 February 2014

As the current phase of the Mapping for Niger project draws to an end, the Rising Voices micrograntee celebrated with a ceremony at the University of Niamey.

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[StoryMaker] Emad Shenouda of Al Sawt al Hurr in Egypt

  17 February 2014

At the StoryMaker Camp held in January in Amman, Jordan, we spoke with Emad Shenouda of Al Sawt al Hurr in Egypt, one of the local coordinators of the project, who shared his experience with the StoryMaker trainings in Egypt, about the local nature of the content and about ongoing challenges.

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[Arab Bloggers 14] Dina El Hawary of Meedan

  12 February 2014

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.

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[Arab Bloggers 14] Bukeni Waruzi of Witness

  10 February 2014

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.