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· July, 2012

Stories about Feature from July, 2012

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Kibera: Putting Marginalized Communities On The Map

  22 July 2012

During the Global Voices visit to Map Kibera in Kenya, Leila Nachawati met with local community leaders and activists from the Map Kibera Trust, which work on raising awareness about the needs of Kibera population through the use of video and social media. Here is her account of the visit.

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Languages: The Nahuatl Word of the Day on Twitter

  12 July 2012

Sergio Avila has taken to Twitter to post a "Nahuatl Word of the Day" as a way to teach and to interact with other up and coming learners of this indigenous language spoken throughout Mexico and other countries in Central America. New contributing author Cynthia Aguilar recently interviewed Sergio in the Nahuatl language about his work using citizen media to promote the use of Nahuatl.

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Kibera: Power Women Challenging HIV Stigma

  10 July 2012

As a part of the journey to the Kibera neighborhood in Nairobi by the Global Voices Community members, a small group met with a group of HIV-positive women whose daily activities include advocacy about HIV/AIDS and sexual health to the people in the slum. Ahmed Awadalla and Rayna St. report.

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Mapping Kibera – A Visit To Nairobi's Slums

  9 July 2012

On the July 1, 2012, a groups of Global Voices members went to the neighborhoods of Kibera, in Kenya to meet members of Map Kibera and learn about their work. After receiving a detailed briefing of the ‘Map Kibera' project, the group of Global Voices bloggers and translators split into groups of twos and threes and ventured into the Kibera neighborhood to explore different issues. Here is a report prepared by Salman Latif from Pakistan.

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Citizen Journalism with Map Kibera During GV Summit

  7 July 2012

As part of the activities of the recent Global Voices Citizen Media Summit held in Nairobi, Kenya on July 2-3, Rising Voices partnered with the local organization Map Kibera Trust to bring together groups from both communities to share experiences and to participate in a joint citizen journalism activity.