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· June, 2008

Stories about Feature from June, 2008

28 June 2008

Public Health Projects to Use Citizen Media to Empower Community Voices

Rising Voices and Open Society Institute's Health Media Initiative are happy to announce the six newest health-focused citizen media outreach projects. We received over 110 proposals from health activists and...

Rising Voices Trailer

It has been one year since Rising Voices awarded its first round of five outreach grants to project in Sierra Leone, Colombia, Bangladesh, Bolivia, and India. Those first five grantees...

24 June 2008

Blogging Since Infancy: Engaging the community to build new media applications for OLPC laptops

The OLPC (Hundred Dollar) laptops currently miss many applications to help students learn and participate in the classroom. The Plan Ceibal (Blogging Since Infancy) of Uruguay, a Rising Voices grantee...

21 June 2008

A Podcast About La Loma by HiperBarrio

ConVerGentes, the San Javier La Loma-based group of young journalists who form part of HiperBarrio, have started a podcast in Spanish. Have a listen to learn more about their community,...

19 June 2008

REPACTED: Young and ready to change the society

Kenyan youths face a low life expectancy because of extreme poverty, poor health care and an AIDS epidemic. Some of them are internally displaced and took refuge in camps after...

14 June 2008

Blogging for a social cause

Why do we blog? Because we want to express ourselves, to be heard, to learn about others, to augment networking, and most importantly to enhance a new social imagination, engage...

10 June 2008

Voces Bolivianas Featured in Vamos Magazine

Rising Voices aims not just to get new communities actively participating in the conversational web, but also to introduce their voices to mainstream media outlets so that, for once, under-represented...

4 June 2008

Prison Diaries Show the Reality of Life Behind Bars in Jamaica

When thinking of Kingston, Jamaica, blogging and podcasting are far from the first words to come to mind. "Murder capital of the world", sure. Bob Marley and reggae music, of...