Voces Bolivianas is pleased to announced that the next round of citizen's media workshops will begin this Saturday, January 12th in the city of El Alto. The project titled El Alto II will improve upon the experiences of the first pilot project in 2007, as well as continue the successes experienced by the Voces Bolivianas team. As one of the main goals of Voces Bolivianas is to work with underrepresented groups, a concerted effort to recruit female participants was made in the past couple of weeks. In the pilot project, nearly 75% of the participants were male, and the goal is to reverse that number with the approximate percentage being female.
In addition, the organization's first expansion is scheduled for January 19th in the city of Santa Cruz. A local blogger, Jessica Olivares, has agreed to become the Voces Bolivianas coordinator in Santa Cruz. She is busy making arrangements for recruitment of participants.
More news soon.