Stories about Events
Spark13: 4th Global Forum on Telecentres
Rising Voices is pleased to announce that we will be a media partner for the 4th Global Forum on Telecentres to be held in Granada, Spain on May 28-29, 2013. The gathering will focus on how people, innovation, and sustainability are fundamental for these important community spaces that encourage citizen participation.
Get Online Week 2013: Europe's Digital Empowerment Campaign
This week is “Get Online Week”, a push to teach new digital skills to those with limited exposure to the Internet. The program this year tries to address Europe's rising unemployment, and especially focusing on young people, teaching and training them in new skills.
World Radio Day 2013
This coming February 13th will mark UNESCO’s World Radio Day, bringing together broadcasters, advocates, creators, and networks to improve and celebrate radio around the world. UNESCO recognizes that radio can, in emergency situations, be the best way to get information to people who need it most - and at other times can help people to engage with issues that affect them every day.
Workshop: Digital Media for Endangered Languages in Latin America
Rising Voices is collaborating with the Enduring Voices Project and the Living Tongues Institute, who are organizing a workshop on Digital Media for Endangered Languages in Latin America that will take place in Santiago, Chile in January 2013. Twelve indigenous language activists will gather to learn how to best use these digital technologies to document and revitalize their native tongues.
Open Call for Participation for Camps for Digital Tools for Social Change in Guatemala and Nicaragua
Rising Voices is pleased to be a partner in two upcoming workshops in Nicaragua and Guatemala. Together with our partners Hivos and workshop organizer Dialogía, these “camps” under the name “Activistmo” will bring together young people between the ages of 18-25 that are taking full advantage of the Internet and digital tools to promote social change
Citizen Journalism with Map Kibera During GV Summit
As part of the activities of the recent Global Voices Citizen Media Summit held in Nairobi, Kenya on July 2-3, Rising Voices partnered with the local organization Map Kibera Trust to bring together groups from both communities to share experiences and to participate in a joint citizen journalism activity.
Ecuador: Day 2 of Conectándonos Ecuador
The second day of Conectándonos Ecuador was an opportunity for participants to hone their skills in various subjects, including blogging, covering events in real time, creating an audio podcast, and more. They were also placed into groups according to their interests and were instructed to create an online project using their newly acquired skills in citizen media. Here is a short summary of the second day of Conectándonos Ecuador.
Ecuador: Day 1 of Conectándonos Ecuador
Following the success of Conectándonos Bolivia, Rising Voices teamed with the Technical University of Loja (UTPL for its initials in Spanish) to replicate the gathering in Ecuador. Thirty-four participants representing a variety of Ecuadorian provinces arrived in Loja on May 24. Although they had different interests, participants arrived ready to learn and to connect with others who are using citizen media in their local communities.
For an Ecuadorian Digital Space with Greater Participation
Rising Voices recently organized a three-gathering in Loja, Ecuador on May 24-26, 2012. The focus of the gathering “Conectándonos” (Connecting) is to provide support and training to 35 participants from underrepresented communities and those working closely with these groups to examine how they can play a role in ensuring that the Ecuadorian digital space is more inclusive with greater participation by all.
Apps4Africa: Using Crowdsourced Mobile Apps to Tackle Climate Change
Apps4Africa is an effort by a Ugandan software company started in 2009 with the idea of trying to help people in Africa use technology to their benefit. The Apps4Africa challenge is now spreading to southern African countries and during February - March 2012 it is being hosted in several countries of this region. On last March 16th a campaign event was organized in the Madagascar capital Antananarivo.
Iraq: First Conference For Iraqi Bloggers
The first conference for the Iraqi bloggers took place during 8-9 February in the city of Sulaymaniyah. It was organized by the Iraqi Network for Social Media and more than 70 Iraqi bloggers from across the country attended. For a country with low internet penetration and security concerns for bloggers this conference brought a lot of hope.
Video Contest: Everyday Digital Native – Cast Your Vote Now
The juries of the “Everyday Digital Native” video contest organized by The Centre for Internet & Society (CIS), India, and HIVOS shortlisted 12 videos for the next round. You can check out the final videos and vote for your favorite one within March 31, 2012. Five videos with the maximum votes will be declared winners on April 1, 2012.
Hacio’r Laith: Promoting Welsh Language With Technology & Social Media
The 3rd “Hacio’r Iaith” (Hacking the Language) was hosted by the Aberystwyth University in Wales on Saturday the 28th of January 2012. Hacio’r Laith is an open conference, and is a meeting place for those who are passionate about technology, new media, and the Welsh language.