Stories about Feature from August, 2013
Rising Voices Roundup: Aug 14 – Aug 28
A summary of what has been going on at Rising Voices for the final two weeks of August, which includes citizen media news and links to opportunities and resources.
Story-Making Machines: Audioboo
Rising Voices republishes an interview conducted by Transom.org, who spoke with Cynthia Francis, US Managing Director of Audioboo, a social, sharing, sound storing and creation site, which has helped tell millions of digital stories every month.
Getting Offline for Digital Security: Working with Tibetans in Exile
How does a small organisation go about promoting digital security awareness amongst the Tibetan exile community in Dharamsala, India? The Tibet Action Institute explores the use of both offline and online spaces to help people to learn more about communicating online securely.
24 Hours to Hack for Mexico
FreedomHack, a 24-hour hackathon taking place in Washington DC, tried to tackle some of the problems facing Mexico's journalists. Coming up with new, simple ideas, to help journalists to stay secure and to get their stories out, the apps will be taken to Mexico for testing on the ground.
Soap Operas for Cultural Preservation: Mexico's First Indigenous Telenovela
A new telenovela debuts in Mexico - and for the first time, in an indigenous language. Baktún tells the story of Jacinto, a young Maya man who must face the problems of immigration and while holding on to his roots. It's also debuting on Youtube and thus accessible by mobile phone, reflecting the ways local access to media is changing.
A Journey Towards Social Entrepreneurship
Kofi Yeboah is a blogger who often writes for Global Voices. Recently he attended a summer course for young innovators at the Amani Institute, and wrote to us about his experiences and about the influence of training programs like this.
Rising Voices Roundup: Aug 1 – Aug 13
What's been going on at Rising Voices for the past two weeks: news from our micrograntees plus the usual list of news, opportunities, and resources...
MediaShala: Data visualization in India
Meaning ‘Abode of Media’ in Sanskrit, MediaShala tries to make complex data simple and understandable by balancing it with aesthetics, a mix of design and engineering coming out of India. Originally published on the Social Tech Census.
Tell your Story Through StoryMaker and Win €1,000
Use the StoryMaker App to tell your story and compete for €1,000. All stories uploaded on www.storymaker.cc are automatically in the race for the prize. Free Press Unlimited is looking for the best story which would have remained untold without mobile storytelling.
Podcasting Democratic Change in Bhutan
How can we learn more about the process of democratic transition through the eyes of a small Himalayan nation? One of RV's micograntees this year, The Bhutan Centre for Media and Democracy, is leading a project to document the stories of this nascent transition with podcasts.
Romanticizing Indigneous People: Digital Barriers in South East Asia
Asia Indigenous People’s Pact works for access to all forms of media for indigenous people in Asia. A recent Indigenous Voices in Asia meeting in Bangkok found one of many culprits to be "romanticizing, stereotyping and criminalizing indigenous peoples in mainstream media".
Health + Data = 2014 Knight News Challenge
The Knight News Challenge has just announced the topic for its next round of applications, this year with a focus on health and data.