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· October, 2011

Stories about Feature from October, 2011

30 October 2011

Ségou Villages: The Wisdom of Bambara Proverbs

Proverbs are short expressions of popular wisdom. In Mali, many of these sayings can be found in the Bambara language, which is the most widely understood language in the country,...

26 October 2011

Languages: A Podcast of Champions in Warlpiri

The Lajumanu Champions is a classroom of young students in the Northern Territory of Australia. Together with their teacher, Adrian Trost, the students have been producing a monthly podcast, which...

Ukraine: A Healthy Debate in the Comments Section

A popular Ukrainian internet website published an article that was critical of opioid replacement therapy programs. The online discussion that took place in the comments section shows that there is...

Languages: Free Wi-Fi on Niue as a Catalyst

Now the island of Niue has free nationwide wi-fi for use by its residents and visitors, how can it be a catalyst to promote the use of the Niuean language...

25 October 2011

HiperBarrio: Balloon Mapping La Loma Neighborhood

RV grantee alumnus HiperBarrio based in Medellín, Colombia continues its participatory media work in the neighborhood of La Loma. To build upon their previous work mapping their community with Open...

Amadeyr Cloud: Bridging The Illiteracy Wall

An ambitious project has started in Bangladesh combining two popular concepts - cloud based computing, and multimedia contents in interactive tablet PCs. Amadeyr Cloud Limited (ACL) is the brainchild of...

17 October 2011

Using Citizen Media Tools to Promote Under-Represented Languages

There are communities emerging around the use of participatory citizen media and web 2.0 tools to promote the use of under-represented languages. Join New Tactics, Rising Voices, Indigenous Tweets, and...

16 October 2011

Ukraine: ASTAU Adds Blogging Workshop for Members

The Association of Substitution Treatment Advocates of Ukraine (ASTAU) started to offer blogging workshops to its member in 2011. In an email interview, Olga Beliayeva, the head of the Association,...

8 October 2011

Januária: Making the City a Better Place to Live

The new citizen journalists from the Friends of Januária project have been starting to publish stories on the group blog about some of the issues of concern to city residents....

6 October 2011

Languages: Phil Cash Cash and Nez Perce

Phil Cash Cash is a linguist and a member of the Weyiiletpu (Cayuse) and Nuumiipuu (Nez Perce) Indigenous tribes of North America. He is also especially passionate about using the...