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· January, 2009

Stories about Feature from January, 2009

Protests in Madagascar and the Importance of Citizen Journalism Training

The recent coverage of Tropical Storm Eric, Cyclone Fanele, and the ongoing protests and political turmoil in Madagascar by local citizen journalists reveals the importance of 1.) citizen journalism training...

REPACTED: Use Contraceptives, Stop The Stigma

In 2008 REPACTED carried out magnet theatre and other outreach efforts including the use of digital media-photography, video shooting, blogging and encouraged HIV positive persons from the community to blog...

Blogging the Dream: Spreading the Word

The Orizonturi Foundation's "Blogging the Dream" project got a little boost in November when project leader Gabriela Tanasan was invited by the Soros Foundation to participate in their Advocacy Through...

Ukraine: Medical Care for Drug Addicts

Pavel Kutsev, co-founder of the Ukrainian non-profit Drop-In Center, shows the challenges that injection drug users face when trying to access medical care in Kiev, including a personal story of...

Nari Jibon: “Street Children”

Global Voices contributing author Aparna Ray has translated a poem by Nari Jibon blogger Naoshin Tushil entitled "Street Children."

Serbian Web Journalism School: New Online Teaching Elements in 2009

The Serbian Web Journalism School will be introducing new online elements to its teaching curriculum in early 2009. The classes are progressing well and the students have learned how to...

Rising Voices: 2008 in Review

In 2007 Rising Voices, an outreach initiative of Global Voices aimed at bringing under-represented voices from the developing world to the social web, got its feet on the ground. 2008...

Gates Foundation Invests $2 Million to Increase Participation in the Chilean Social Web

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has invested $2 million in BiblioRedes, Chile's national network of libraries, to promote great inclusion in the modern social web.

To Stay Alive and Help People

Pavel Kutsev, co-founder of the Ukrainian non-profit, Drop-In Center, describes his incredible personal story which led to the creation of the center for injection drug users in Kiev and his...

FOKO: A New Year Begins

So far FOKO Blog Club, the Rising Voices grantee from Madagascar has completed 13 workshops in 4 locations in Madagascar. And what a year it was as most of the...

Blogging The Dream: Dreaming To Blog

The “Blogging the dream project” in Romania created a blogging club for mental health service users with the help of a Rising Voices micro grant. It trains them how to...