Stories about Events
An update from Rhizomatica on Dizha Khieru in Mexico, as well as a report from the recent World Telecommunication Development Conference in Dubai including a new recommendation to recognize the lack of policies to connect rural and remote populations.
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.
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.
"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.
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.
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.
At the StoryMaker Camp held in January in Amman, Jordan, we spoke with Privilege Musvanhiri of Mobile Community Zimbabwe. The citizen journalism project took part in a training using the StoryMaker app in Harare, Zimbabwe.
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.
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.
At the StoryMaker Camp held in January in Amman, Jordan, we spoke with Mustafa El-Ani of the Independent Media Centre Kurdistan, one of the local coordinators of the project, who shared his experience with the StoryMaker trainings in Iraq.
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.
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.
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.