Proposals Ecuador from February, 2013
Population of La Floresta in Quito will learn how to use a digital camera to express their emotions, perception of their environment and the history of their community Phases: 1 How to use a camera, what do we want to express, create a blog and social network profiles; 2 Each participant will take pictures with digital camera for a week; 3 Through a TIC training in Infodesarrollo people will put their pictures on the internet
Valle Hermoso (Beautiful Valley) is a new community formed around a pond that didn't exist until 1995. It is needed by the people around to know how to deal with the water resource, deal with the new fauna and tell the world what is being doing about this. Using video blogs, photo galleries and social networks, the lives and voices from Valle Hermoso's people will be told to the world. Also, awareness about the water will be created.
The project will help the Shuar indigenous and mestizo communities inhabiting the city of Macas, in the Amazon of Ecuador, to tell their experiences and customs via podcast and forming citizen journalism to young teenagers of the town using the Media Center Facilities Atasim Foundation
Many initiatives of community and citizen journalism aim to strengthen people, their rights and liberties, but that is impossible with private technologies and under a “copyright” perspective. That’s why we want to train communicators, journalists and teachers in the use of free technologies and open licenses. The training will begin with a virtual part, followed by an in-person part to produce stories of citizen participation.
The project consists of working with teenagers and youngsters from my town, who are from low income areas, and a population at risk of poverty. They are migrant children and we will work with them to compose songs where they can express what they want, and how they feel, and turn them into a podcast and upload them to the web, as a voice with a message.