Stories about Events
It's “Nerve-racking”! Getting our Storytellers Offline (and Back On Again)
Transom is an online resource for storytellers, mostly audio-based but delving into the world of visual digital media as well. They recent put on a six-week online workshop - based entirely on Facebook - with several Rising Voices writers participating.
Taking Back the Tech: Using Wikipedia to Counter Violence Against Women
The first Hack4Change meetup in India included a Wikipedia edit-a-thon, expanding articles on violence against women, and collaborating on data-driven digital media projects related to women’s rights.
Peru: Collective Collaboration to Generate Public Safety Data
The goal of Amasuwa is to use crime data to create maps of unsafe areas in Peru and to alert the public to crime-heavy places.
Africa's Technological Potential: the Next Frontier?
As Africa becomes the next frontier for digital development, we take a look a some recent initiatives to explore the way new technologies are developing across the continent.
Surprising Expansion: One Workshop Unexpectedly Goes Global
What happens when you put your local workshop course online? You might end up with global participants...
Ecuador: Matavilela, a Literary Alternative to “Killing Time”
The digital literary magazine Matavilela specializes in essays, but also has a special interviews section called #MataPreguntas (KillerQuestions). Daniel Lucas, Matavilela's webmaster, participated in Conectándonos Ecuador.
Ecuador: Radialistas Launches Tutorials for Free Radio Software
Radialistas has recently launched a set of online tutorials about a variety of topics to help people use radio and open software to spread information about their communities. As part of our Conectándonos series, community manager Clara Robayo talks about the project.
New Voices on Blog Action Day 2013
Past and present Rising Voices grantee projects contributed to Blog Action Day, a global event where bloggers from around the world write about the same topic on October 16, 2013. These projects joined thousands of other bloggers to share their perspectives on the topic of Human Rights in Brazil, Niger, and Colombia.
Chicas Poderosas In Bogotá: Inspiring Change in the Newsroom
Chicas Poderosas, an organization founded by Mariana Santos to inspire innovation in the newsroom via technology, hosted its third event in Bogotá, Colombia from September 11-13. The three-day meetup culminated in a Hackathon led by Mozilla and featured lectures on content creation, data visualization, and much more.
Becoming a Community Photographer: A Window Into the “Real India”
"Storytelling Through Photography" workshops taught photo documentary skills to local community reporter-activists, illustrating daily life and its difficulties in rural India, a project collaboratively run by Video Volunteers and the Magnum Foundation.
24 Hours to Hack for Mexico
FreedomHack, a 24-hour hackathon taking place in Washington DC, tried to tackle some of the problems facing Mexico's journalists. Coming up with new, simple ideas, to help journalists to stay secure and to get their stories out, the apps will be taken to Mexico for testing on the ground.
In Costa Rica, Women Bring Tech and Journalism Together
More news from Knight Fellow Mariana Santos and the Chicas Poderosas project, bringing more women into data journalism. Their recent event in Costa Rica focused on how to put a data-driven journalism project together.
Summit Addresses Indigenous Digital Divide in Australia
The Indigenous Digital Excellences Agenda Summit took place at the National Centre of Indigenous Excellence in Redfern, Australia this past June. Around forty emerging and established indigenous thought-leaders from around the country attended to discuss and share ideas around increasing indigenous engagement with digital technologies in Australia.