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· October, 2009

Stories about Feature from October, 2009

27 October 2009

FOKO: Meet The Bloggers

Since January 2009 FOKO, the Rising Voices grantee from Madagascar, has been posting a series of interviews with its bloggers celebrating their first anniversary of blogging. Let us meet through...

26 October 2009

Drop-In Center: Building a Movement

A conference in early October brought together people living with drug addictions from 25 regions of Ukraine. Together they identified obstacles and strengthened their community.

Colombia: Solidarity With Hiperbarrio After Library Robbery

After a robbery of the La Loma Library in Medellín, Colombia, the home of the Hiperbarrio citizen media project, an outpouring of support and solidarity was sent from around the...

20 October 2009

EWAMT: Blogging And Social Networking Energize Women In Yemen

The Rising Voices grantee from Yemen ‘Empowerment of Women Activists in Media Techniques (EWAMT) conducted its seventh workshop recently. The energetic participants learned about blogging and social media techniques and...

15 October 2009

Blog Action Day 2009: Rising Voices Projects Discuss Climate Change

Today is the Blog Action Day and this annual event aims to unite the world's bloggers where they write about a single topic in a single day to raise awareness...

10 October 2009

[Video] Interview with Amadou M. Ba of

Amadou M. Ba is the co-founder and president of, the largest online aggregator and distributor of news from Sub-Saharan Africa in English and French. Amadou tells us about the...

9 October 2009

Romanian Hospice Uses Digital Media to Spread Awareness and Preserve History

Tomorrow marks World Hospice and Palliative Care Day. With very few exceptions, mainstream media has shown no interest in reporting on the rights and realities of individuals who live with...

8 October 2009

Ceasefire Liberia: In Action With Blogs And Videos

The Rising Voices Grantee Ceasefire Liberia had a remarkable time last month. Apart from publishing dozens of new blog posts and several videos by bloggers, the project is getting noticed...

7 October 2009

Drop-In Center: The Anti-Methadone Backlash

Pavel Kutsev, a leader of the harm reduction movement in Ukraine, writes about a war against substitution therapy programs, which includes banning methadone programs in municipal hospitals, anti-methadone campaigns in...

2 October 2009

Blogging the Dream: Mental Health and Healthy Communities

Here in Câmpulung Moldovenesc, a small city in northeastern Romania along the banks of the Moldova River, a group of inspiring activists would rather focus on their mental health than...