Multimedia material of Bolivia within Wikimedia Commons are few. There are no images, audios or videos of historical places or towns and cities. In Bolivia, there are several groups of people interested in multimedia who share their work through social media, but these photos are not shared under a free license. The most frequent reason is that they do not know how to use these type of licenses. We will show them how to do this.
What locality or neighborhood will your project focus on?
La Paz, Santa Cruz, Cochabamba and others
Describe the specific community with whom you will be working.
We will work with various amateur and professionals in several cities in Bolivia, working with photography, video and audio which are organized in groups. As part of the work these groups are asked to invite youth from poor neighbourhoods and rural areas suburbs of each city in the photography sessions for training.
The multimedia material can expose a different communitys underrepresented.
What kinds of news, stories and other content will be created?
Will create or use material already has several sites across the country and the new ones that will be created by young people from poor neighborhoods and rural areas.
The idea is to contact as many of these groups throughout Bolivia and conduct training workshops and awareness to share some of their materials in Wikimedia Commons, which will have a digital file that can be used more freely and creates a record digital areas, historic sites, etc.
What technologies and digital tools do you plan to use in the trainings?
Describe the connections that you or your organization have already established that will contribute to the success of the project.
We are part of some of the groups of photos and also we will work with the group of people who are preparing Wikimedia Bolivia.
We also have previous experience working with indigenous young people who live in rural areas in La Paz, Oruro, Chuquisaca, Tarija, Cochabamba and Santa Cruz.
How many participants do you think will be involved in your project?
According to an initial survey and depth to be achieved about 500 multimedia producers and young people from poor places and rural areas.
Besides the microgrant funding, what other resources and support are you seeking for your project to ensure its success?
Assistance in the dissemination of material published in Wikimedia Commons, to give relevance to the work done.
Esteban Enrique Lima Torricos
April 5, 2013
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