Proposals in Latin America

April 2, 2013

Finalist – Mexico: The Plums, Letters and Voices in Resistance

Do a community journalism workshop in “El Ciruelo, Oaxaca” to form a community group dedicated to collecting and disseminating information to the community in their original language Mixteco using tools like blogs and twitter. Through the note, chronic, reporting, photography and Podcast, assist in the positioning of their cultural identity in the internet, create spaces where they speak about local history, traditions, culture and respect for human rights, in a municipality plagued by drug violence, racism and discrimination of indigenous

Finalist – Honduras: Good News Blog

The Good News Blog's objective is to inspire young people who are going through a desperate and uncertain period. Inspiring interviews, mentorships and images can be used as a reference and knowledge can be shared among interviewees supporting their own life development. The plan is to interview persons without titles or college degrees but who have fulfilled their life goals and dreams with hard work and effort, like entrepreneurs, store and auto-shop owners, or salesmen.

Finalist – Shooting Bolivia from Wikimedia Commons

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. 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.

Finalist – Mexico: Dizha Kieru for SMS

We are proposing to work with a team of community FM radio operators from Dizha Kieru Radio in the indigenous Zapotec village of Talea de Castro, Oaxaca, Mexico to integrate their ongoing work, particularly as community news gatherers, with online and offline mobile-based technologies such as SMS and Twitter, taking advantage of not only the community radio station, but also the independent, community-operated GSM base-station that provides low-cost cellular service to the townspeople and an interesting platform on which to try new ideas.

Finalist – Ecuador: Rural Citizen Podcast

The 13 rural parishes of Loja Municipality (Ecuador) do not have the same development as the urban area of ​​Loja city. Because Internet access is more limited and costly in rural parishes that in the city, access digital content and production tend to be lower, and citizens voices of these areas has no impact in digital environments. We intend to provide digital skills to non-political leaders of six rural parishes of Municipality to be themselves who produce content, and amplify them in a podcast that #LoxaEsMás collective has been producing with great impact.

Finalist – Peru: My Community Voices

To train rural settlers in the southern districts of Puno in the use of the media via Internet to document their culture, history and own news through blogs that include multimedia content, thus overcoming the digital divide (giving it a sense of technology) and the development divide, themselves creating their own presence on the Internet. This in a one-week workshop in the city of Puno, followed by an accompanying one for all participants so that they continue publishing their news and documentaries.

Finalist – Mexico: Jko'ponik (Our voice)

This project aims to contribute to the strengthening and preservation of Tsotsil language, through the articulation of a group of young tsotsil artists who, through podcasts, share their experiences, knowledge, concerns and opinions, which can be shared through local radio systems and of course, internet. Everyone is an expert in their own native tongue. Therefore, it is very important to actively involve tsotsil young people in this process. The goal is not only to preserve this language, but help to find new paths for its evolution in this century: that's why is a living language.

April 1, 2013

Finalist – Mexico: The Mayan Voices of Popolá

Register the oral tradition capturing in image & video the daily life of Popolá, Mayan community of Valladolid, Mexico. Empowering children & adolescents in the use of a voice recorder & digital camera also train them in the use of free software to edit audios, images & videos that they capture. Create a blog, accounts on Twitter, YouTube, Flickr & Facebook to upload multimedia content creation. The goal is to raise 50 videos, 50 audio & 50 photos at least the duration of the project. Empowering people responsible for managing the accounts after after the completion of the financing.

Finalist – Mapping the “Neighborhood Cuba”

This project aims at creating an interactive map that pinpoints the too widely scattered community development projects in Cuba. It will contain basic information of each one and the description of its activities through short videos and photo galleries made by journalism students of the University of Havana as part of their training to cover local stories.

Finalist – Argentina: Mapping the Water Landscape

We suggest a mapping of the landscape of water from different views of the people of provinces of Argentina. Starting the project from two nodes: Rosario (province of Santa Fe) and Resistencia (province of Chaco.) The georeferencing process of news /stories will be made with Crowdmap (interactive map tool) This may allow the participation of organizations and citizens in a highly approachable and friendly way. Crisis Camp Argentina-Mapping the water landscape from CrisisCamp Argentina on Vimeo.