Proposals in East Asia

March 3, 2013

Philippines: Supporting Livelihoods in an Eco-paradise Island

In Palawan, poverty is ubiquitous and unsustainable coastal and land practices are rampant (cyanide fishing, illegal logging) resulting in rapid degradation of unique biodiversity. The Ecotour guides from Busuanga know that their livelihoods depend on protecting the environment instead of thoughtlessly taking away from it. They plan to use citizen media to promote their island as ecotourism hotspot and garner support for conservation action.

Indonesia: Popular Media to Increase Community Resilience Awareness

Implementing information tunnels about permaculture and disaster risk management in Banggai, Sulawesi through folk art performances, media training, community radio where we use solar panels energy and in which we make examples of community issues, permaculture and disaster preparedness. Through such programs we improve the interest in sustainability, because people are attracted by the combination of information and entertainment.

Philippines: Singing Our Way To Your Hearts

The project involves forming a group of marginalised IP children and youth and training them to promote and preserve their native culture. The project will facilitate the production of online content that will be shared to a broader audience using citizen media tools. The project will also contribute to the scaling up of the initiative with the women (mothers) thereby further strengthening its impact and maximising resources for optimum results.

March 2, 2013

Philippines: Bridging Intergenerational Divide – Media in Farming Communities

The threat of the loss of local agricultural knowledge is real,with the youth losing interest on farming. Young people are increasingly becoming culturally alienated. The project hopes to tap the power of media to counter this trend, with people as content creators and having control on media. The project aims to change the youth’s attitudes and enhance intergenerational communication that will preserve and promote local agricultural knowledge.

Philippines: Bangsamoro Seeds for Peace and Development

The project's main thrust is to enable the Bangamoro youth in mounting a website where all their development projects and citizen-led initiatives could be documented, monitored, and seen by the Filipino people and donor agencies. A media production & citizen journalism training will held involving at least 100 Bangsamoro youth, along with a social accountability course to enable them to monitor key development projects in the Bangsamoro region.

March 1, 2013

Indonesia: Empowering Village People Through Blogging

Kampung Jagad (Global Village) blog is citizen journalism media. There are more than 30 village blogs under (subdomain) of, and more than 100 registered user/accounts. Villagers used it to sound of their voices and interests. They also use it as an alternatif media to support sustainable development. This project is designed to train village people in managing blog and how to make its contents -news, images and videos.

Cambodia: Old Bunong Stories in New Times

The MRDC project of Nomad RSI have been active in the indigenous populated province of Mondulkiri to preserve the culture of its main ethnic group, the Bunong. This project aims at continuing this work by training young Bunong volunteers on producing locally made films of traditional stories told by elders and on broadcasting them through social media tools previously developed and mobile phones.

Indonesia: Making LGBT Voice Heard

This project is part of Our Voice (OV) program on promoting LGBT rights in Indonesia through online media. Using rights-based approach, the project will train 30 groups LGBT in Jakarta on journalism. Participants will write about their struggles, thoughts, hopes & dreams, and then we publish them on our website, internet and social network. It is expected that their stories will be used to fight the stigma against LGBT in mainstream media.

Philippines: Feeding Online the Songs and Tales on Environment and Rights

FOSTER will help propagate songs and tales on environmental challenges in Mindanao and on how people cope and respond to them. Initially, it will create a “music album” of original songs produced in a prior CEC songwriting workshop. We will hold a workshop with local artists and environmental advocates to polish the songs for recording, and on audio-video recording & editing, creating their own online video channel, and uploading videos to them.

February 28, 2013

Indonesia: Citizen Journalism Training for Rumah Bakau Community

The main activities of this project is to teach the use of social media (blogs, twitter, facebook) to volunteers and youth at coastal mangroves Percut, Deli Serdang – North Sumatra. This activity will generate an information media that is managed and developed by the participants, who became their liaison with the outside society. Besides being able to use social media, the participants will also be taught how to present the good and appropriate