· May, 2008

Stories about Feature from May, 2008

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First anniversary of the Nari Jibon Blog

  29 May 2008

On the first anniversary of the Nari Jibon Blog we have asked the people behind Nari Jibon of Bangladesh, its educators and a participant about the challenges of the citizen media outreach project so far. We wanted to know what they have learned, how the blog has helped them, what the frustrations have been and what were their happiest moments. Read all about these in this week's feature.

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Carmen Paniagua from HiperBarrio

  23 May 2008

Today's video features Carmen Paniagua, the lyrical poet and songwriter of HiperBarrio. Carmen is incredibly shy, especially behind the lens of a camera, but her eyes and ears are always observing, keen observations about herself and her community which make their way into each of her poems and posts published frequently on her blog, Baúl de Letras. Carmen is also one of the authors of Nunca Será Suficiente, a group blog novel.

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Rising Voices at the Global Voices Summit 2008

  20 May 2008

Five representatives from Rising Voices will present their experiences - either as trainers or trainees - in citizen media outreach projects in Colombia, Bolivia, Madagascar, and Kenya at this year's Global Voices Summit on June 28 in Budapest, Hungary.

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Working with photos in your blog

  15 May 2008

While most of the posts on Rising Voices cover the latest achievements of our grantee projects, we also want to offer readers hands-on tips to make citizen media easier to create in the developing world. As the saying goes, a photo can speak a thousands words. In this post we'll review some new online tools that make editing images and sharing them online easy and fun.

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Ceibal Jam! An event for the XO

  14 May 2008

In hope of getting local Uruguayan programmers to develop educational applications for the XO laptop, Rising Voices grantee Pablo Flores of the Ceibal Project, is organizing a programming "jam" this weekend in order to introduce local programmers and get them thinking about developing innovative applications that particularly suit the needs of the hundreds of thousands of Uruguayan students who now carry their bright green laptops to school each day.

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[Translation] Blogger Frustration

  14 May 2008

There are those days when the technology and bandwidth just doesn't want to cooperate. Yesterday Voces Bolivianas participant Cristina Quisbert (who blogs in English here) described a frustrating experience she had at a cyber-cafe in El Alto while trying to publish a photo from her digital camera.

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Voces Bolivianas: The day Bolivia was blogging

  8 May 2008

The Bolivian Voices day on April 19, 2008 was a nationwide effort to train bloggers and bring more people into the global conversation. Approximately 100 Bolivians from 'underrepresented' groups took part in a day long workshop in seven cities of Bolivia. Learn more about that day in this week's feature.

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Global Voices is seeking to hire a Public Health Editor

  5 May 2008

Global Voices is seeking to hire a Public Health Editor. He of she will be responsible for writing weekly articles which cover the latest discussions and topics related to public health and human rights in the developing world from citizen media like blogs, podcasts, and video-blogs.

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FOKO: big achievements for a young project

  1 May 2008

Within six months FOKO Blog Club's citizen media outreach project successfully completed workshops in three provinces of Madagaskar and brought more than 30 Malagasy youths into blogging about social issues, producing video reports for competitions and posting photographs. Learn more about their success in this week's feature.