· September, 2009

Stories about Feature from September, 2009

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Malagasy Blogger Reflects Upon Climate Change Conference and G20 Summit

  30 September 2009

Sept, 27th marked the end of a busy week-long journey for Malagasy blogger and Foko coordinator Stephane, a.k.a pakysse. Stephane took off from Antananarivo, Madagascar on the 21st and landed in JFK, NYC on the 22nd for the Climate Change Conference in New York City at the United Nations Headquarters and the G20 Summit in Pittsburgh.

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Nomad Green: Environmental Activism

  27 September 2009

A number of workshops were held by the Rising Voices grantee Nomad Green in September 2009. Thanks to the passionate translators like Azaa, Ariungerel, Tungaa, and Odnoo, many articles have already been translated from Mongolian into English and was featured in the Nomad Green site.

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Repacted: Training Community Members

  14 September 2009

Dennis Kimambo, the co-founder of the Rising Voices grantee Repacted was featured recently in the BBC pods and blogs podcast. In this interview Dennis talked about training local communities to blog and how this helps the communities to tackle the spread of HIV/AIDS.

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HiperBarrio Receives The Golden Nica 2009 In Linz, Austria

  10 September 2009

In June we reported that HiperBarrio had won the prestigious Prix Ars Electronica awards in the Digital Communities category and with it a 10,000 euro prize. Last Week HiperBarrio members Gabriel Jaime Vanegas Montoya and professor Alvaro Ramirez Ospina were in Linz, Austria to receive the prize.

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Drop-In Center: New Awareness Program Launched

  9 September 2009

Pavel Kutsev, leader of the Ukrainian harm reduction movement and director of Drop-In Center, blogs about a new HIV/AIDS awareness program launched by his organization. These awareness displays will be placed in pharmacies frequented by drug users.

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Drop-In Center: Small Changes, Big Victories

  1 September 2009

Pavel Kutsev, leader of the Ukrainian non-profit Drop-In Center, sums up his organization's main achievements in defending the rights of people living with a drug addiction. A former drug addict and patient of substitution therapy himself, Pavel uses his position to advocate for the very specific needs of people like him.