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· October, 2008

Stories about Feature from October, 2008

Nari Jibon: Empowering women of Bangladesh

Empowerment of women in Bangladesh is a important social issue and the citizen journalists of the Nari Jibon project from Bangladesh are trying to do so learning valuable computer, business,...

Rising Voices Nominated World's Best Blog

Global Voices' citizen media outreach project, Rising Voices has been nominated for a "Best of the Blogs Award" (B.O.B.) in the category "Best Weblog". More than 8,500 weblogs were suggested...

Voces Bolivianas: Blogging social unrest

Bolivia's recent social unrest was covered by the Voces Bolivianas Bloggers. They posted reports, photos and videos of the march and other protests by tens of thousands of peasants, miners,...

Liberian Journalists Become Bloggers

Liberia's national image has been defined by parachute foreign correspondents for nearly its entire history since it was first founded as an independent republic by freed Black slaves from the...

Blog Action Day: Poverty and citizen media

On the eve of the Blog Action Day 2008 Poverty Rising Voices discusses how citizen media can raise awareness and initiate actions to eradicate poverty.

FOKO: A successful Barcamp in Madagascar

A BarCamp was held in Madagascar on October 4, 2008 in the capital Antananarivo. Organized by the Rising Voices Grantee FOKO it was the first event of such kind in...

Hospice Casa Sperantei: Preserving Patients’ Stories

Hospice Casa Sperantei will be training its nurses, doctors, and staff in the upcoming months to use audio recording and photography equipment to collect the stories of their patients, who...

Meet the Bloggers: Kwa Mashu, South Africa

Kwa Mashu, the largest of Durban's three townships, is known for its high levels of crime, HIV infection, and poverty. But Kwa Mashu is also well known throughout the region...