· February, 2014

Stories about Feature from February, 2014

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Indigenous Tweets #IMLD14 Roundup

  28 February 2014

Last Friday was International Mother Language Day, a celebration of linguistic and diversity. This year Rising Voices and Indigenous Tweets encouraged people to tweet in their native language using the hashtag #imld14. Here is a sampling of contributions.

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Have You Applied Yet? Sign Up Your Blog – It's the BOBs!

  26 February 2014

Deutsche Welle's yearly contest is open again to bloggers writing in fourteen different languages and multiple categories. The contest - Best of Online Activism - aims to promote freedom of expression and to uphold human rights on the Internet and around the world.

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Los Inestables: Looking Back, Looking Forward to 2014

  25 February 2014

Our grantee project Radio Los Inestables recently held a year-end celebration in the city of Córdoba, Argentina where some of the participants recorded an audio podcast sharing some of the skills that they learned over the past year and some of their hopes for the coming year.

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Celebrating a Project Well-Mapped

  18 February 2014

As the current phase of the Mapping for Niger project draws to an end, the Rising Voices micrograntee celebrated with a ceremony at the University of Niamey.

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[StoryMaker] Emad Shenouda of Al Sawt al Hurr in Egypt

  17 February 2014

At the StoryMaker Camp held in January in Amman, Jordan, we spoke with Emad Shenouda of Al Sawt al Hurr in Egypt, one of the local coordinators of the project, who shared his experience with the StoryMaker trainings in Egypt, about the local nature of the content and about ongoing challenges.

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Everyday Life Across the Continent

  13 February 2014

Everyday Africa, a collective blog using photography to break down stereotypes about Africa, focuses on mobile phone photos, representing the rising wave of technology in Africa. They are creating curriculum for teens, combatting assumptions learnt from the mainstream media about "other" people and places.

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[Arab Bloggers 14] Dina El Hawary of Meedan

  12 February 2014

Another participant we spoke to at the Arab Bloggers Meeting was Dina El Hawary from Meedan. She provided an overview of the platform and training for the Checkdesk project that she has been working with is Checkdesk, which helps facilitate collaborative verification of social media.

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[Arab Bloggers 14] Bukeni Waruzi of Witness

  10 February 2014

During the recent Arab Bloggers Meeting (AB14) held in Amman, Jordan, we spoke with Bukeni Waruzi of Witness, who spoke about his role in AB14, and provided some words of advice for fellow citizen media trainers working in the field.

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The Amp #6 : Jan 23 – Feb 7

  7 February 2014

The Amp is so full this week we're sure you'll be busy until the next one! Check out our list of blog posts, funding opportunities, scholarships, and conferences...