Proposals in East Asia

April 3, 2013

Finalist – Cambodian Citizen Journalism Project (CCJP)

The project I'm proposing is simple. I would like to train up to 30 youth citizen journalists at a youth friendly NGO (asked not to be identified). I would like to train them 3 important things (1) blogging, Wikipedia, social media tools such as Facebook and Twitter (2) how to utilize them in a way that is relevant to their lives (3) how they can train their peers how to use them as well.

April 2, 2013

Finalist – Myanmar (Burma): Collab Space for CJs

Despite extremely low Internet penetration rate, more Myanmar people are starting to use social networks and become “netizens”. However, limited knowledge on privacy and access to network, especially in smaller towns, becomes a barrier for them to tell their stories to the whole country or to the world. And with all those violences happening now, only a few of those who could access Internet are influencing the country's online community. We aim to have more ethical citizen journalists in the country who could share their stories to a broader network on a timely manner.

April 1, 2013

Finalist – Cambodia: Bunong Ancient Myths and New Ideas

The Mondulkiri Resource and Documentation Centre (MRDC) has been active in the mountainous indigenous populated province of Mondulkiri, Cambodia in collecting, organizing and making available all data and information about the province and especially its main ethnic group, the Bunong. This project aims to continue this work by training young Bunong volunteers in producing locally-made films related to the past and present Bunong culture and on broadcasting them through social media tools developed for the global community and mobile phones for the local communities.

March 29, 2013

Finalist – Indonesia: From Disable for Disable Project

The project has two main stages: 1) Providing citizen media training to disable persons and enabling them ability to conduct training to transfer skills they gained to their peers. This will use ToT method and participants are expected to be able use handy came, do simple video and sound editing, and choose message to be delivered in the participatory-advocacy video. 2) Delivering citizen media training by and for disable persons. It gives opportunity to first-stage-participants to exercise their skills and produce an advocacy video with their groups targeted to policy makers.

Finalist: The Cambodian Grassroots Social Media Project

The proposal is to develop a social media training program for community-based organizations and grassroots activists working on human rights in Cambodia, with the long-term goal of increasing the sharing of human rights information domestically and internationally. The project will consist of 1) the development of a social media toolkit designed to impart the know-how and tools to create successful and compelling citizen media; and 2) 4 pilot trainings for a total of 40 trainees, who will be given the toolkit in soft-copies on USB sticks to facilitate access to the materials contained within.

March 4, 2013

Philippines: BALSA Mindanao People's Media Lab

BALSA Mindanao (Bulig Alang Sa Mindanao/Help for Mindanao) is a citizen-led mobilization for disaster response and climate justice advocacy in Mindanao. The People's Media Lab will be a community-access new media training initiative for those in the frontlines of rebuilding and rehabilitation of typhoon-destroyed areas. The Philippines was ranked 4th most vulnerable country from climate change and extreme weather in 2012 (UN).

Indonesia: Minority Voice

The program is motivated by the lack of existence of alternative views that come from a minority in Aceh on the implementation of Islamic law in Aceh. Verbal form of misdirection and apostasy becoming more frequent by the public and the institutions of religion and government. This program tries to give more space to the parties that this knocked to talk more openly about ideas and values ​​that are believed them.

China: Engaging Digital Tibet: Qinghai

The project will provide young Tibetan students with cameras, photography and web training where they will engage in their local culture by photographing Tibetan material heritage. The photos data will be written by the students and put on a public interactive database. The goal is to inspire Tibetans in China to document and share their rapidly disappearing material heritage with the rest of the world through online photos and articles.

Myanmar (Burma): Collab Space for CJs

Despite extremely low Internet penetration rate, more Myanmar people are starting to use social networks and become “netizens”. However, limited knowledge on privacy and access to network, especially in smaller towns, becomes a barrier for them to tell their stories to the whole country or to the world. We aim to have more ethical citizen journalists in the country who could share their stories to a broader network on a timely manner.

March 3, 2013

Taiwan (ROC): World's Up!

An idea about establishing a website, allowing users to edit, translate, and post official news from the world. So people can know the news from different point of views. Obviously, different countries have different viewpoints on the same news. Once we can get the news from different places, translated into different languages by users, then we can get a clearer picture of the fact, judging by ourselves with diverse sources of information.