Stories about Feature from May, 2011
Ségou Villages Connection: Mobile Internet Connecting People
Ségou Villages Connection, the Rising Voices grantee from Mali has a simple objective, linking the residents of rural villages and the larger cities of Mali using mobile phones and internet. Boukary's task is to train residents of the Ségou villages how to use their mobile phones to send news about the communities to the residents living in the capital Bamako.
Blind Dates: Meet Blogger Stefanos Tokatlidis
Current blogger Stefanos Tokatlidis will play an important role in the implementation of the RV grantee project Blind Dates in Northern Greece. Not only is Stefanos an experienced blogger, who uses a screen reader to publish to his blog, but will help lead the workshops and be a positive resource for his fellow blind students.
Introduction to the Blind Dates Project in Thessaloniki
The new Rising Voices grantee "Blind Dates" in Thessaloniki will help provide the opportunity for the participants to speak up for themselves, and help others better understand about the daily challenges, as well as the successes, that the blind community faces in Northern Greece.
Case Study: Featured Contents From Kibera News Network
Kibera is a division of Kenya and a province and neighborhood of the city of Nairobi. It is the largest slum in Nairobi, with a population of 170,070 (as per 2009 census). Map Kibera and Kibera Community Development Agenda (KCODA) started Kibera News Network, an online “TV channel” for local stories and news about Kibera. The contents are generated by a community of young video journalists who vows to portray the other side of the Kibera.
Case Study: Mapping and Hearing the Voice of Kibera
This continues the series posts featuring projects engaging with underrepresented communities through citizen media training workshops. This post takes a look at the Map Kibera project in Kenya with an interview with its co-founders, Erica Hagen and Mikel Maron.