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8 January 2014

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...

13 December 2013

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.

9 December 2013

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.

26 November 2013

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.

1 November 2013

Surprising Expansion: One Workshop Unexpectedly Goes Global

What happens when you put your local workshop course online? You might end up with global participants...

31 October 2013

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.

24 October 2013

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...

17 October 2013

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....

24 September 2013

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...

11 September 2013

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...

19 August 2013

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...

24 July 2013

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...

8 July 2013

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...