· November, 2007

Stories about Feature from November, 2007

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In the eye of the storm: Bangladeshi bloggers speak

  30 November 2007

Nari Jibon bloggers posted their reactions on the recent killer cyclone, Sidr, which devastated Bangladesh’s southern coastal regions. It claimed thousands of lives, displaced millions of people, and caused widespread damages to crops, trees, and livelihoods in many parts of the country including the capital, Dhaka. Read their first-hand accounts about the disaster, their resillience and relief efforts. Also read about their recent training on Video and digital camera and the participants reactions.

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Rising Voices Microgrant Application Deadline Extended to Dec. 3

  28 November 2007

The application deadline for microgrants of up to US$ 5,000 to fund citizen media outreach projects in the developing world has been extended until Monday, December 3. Ideal applicants will present innovative and detailed proposals to teach citizen media techniques to communities that are poorly positioned to discover and take advantage of tools like blogging, video-blogging, and podcasting on their own.

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Innovative Tools: Live Bicycle Radio

  26 November 2007

Innovative tools in Colombia and Bangladesh are bringing internet access to communities that would otherwise be disconnected. We take a look at wi-max bicycles in Medellin and mobile phone internet kiosks in Bangladesh.

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HiperBarrio: Changing Perceptions with Creativity

  19 November 2007

Rising Voices grantee, the HiperBarrio project, is a great example of how underrepresented communities are increasingly able to tell their stories to the world from distant and remote places. Their success lies in the use of new media tools like blogs, videoblogs, and photoblogs to enable communities to to portray their thoughts and creativity.

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Voces Bolivianas: Two Mile High Citizen Media (Part II)

  18 November 2007

In part one, we looked at the hard work and preparation of the Voces Bolivianas team before they started their citizen media outreach program in El Alto. Today we look at the fruits of their labor - that is, some of the featured posts of the 23 Voces Bolivianas participants who joined the blogosphere less than two months ago.

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Latest from the Rising Voices Outreach Projects

  9 November 2007

In this update of the Rising Voices micro-grant projects we look at their progress including how the Bangladeshi female bloggers are providing a different view point and how the HiperBarrio project was represented at the Pop!Tech conference.