Proposals in Microblogs

April 2, 2013

Finalist – Greece: Citizen Journalism Against Ore Mining in Halkidiki

Radiobubble/Hackademy will train 25 residents of northern Greece on the development of citizen media. This will enable the protest movement against ore mining in Halkidiki to bypass the media blackout on issues faced by locals and to challenge the image of this struggle in corporate media, in order to inform the rest of the country of the political and financial scandal, slow-motion environmental disaster and excessive police brutality that have come to rule people's lives. The 4-day workshop will be organised around a planned rally in order to include real-life coverage of a protest event.

April 1, 2013

Finalist – Kenya: WOES -Walking On Egg Shells

WOES-Walking On Egg Shells is an initiative that seeks to promote progressive re-integration of ex-prisoners in their communities through micro-blogging that will highlight their struggles to fit in the community.This micro-blogs will unravel the journey from the first day they were released from prison in an effort to confront stigma, bring about acceptance and to avoid the situation whereby they feel like they are walking on eggs shells because every one looks at them suspiciously once they know that they were once offenders.

March 5, 2013

Nicaragua: My Voice, Your Voice, Our Voice in the Community

The project will work with young people from the community so that they can exchange experiences about their lives (organizations, health, education, community projects), so that they can become agents of change. We hope to create a Communications Resource Center where they will be provided with the tools that allow them to interact with other young people and develop communication skills and abilities.

Colombia: There is Culture

To contribute to the exercise of communication rights and the culture of Afro-Cartagenian women and men and their social organizations, which are located in popular urban sectors in Cartagena (Colombia). By working with a website under the name “There is culture”, where we will mainly collect and disseminate their products, knowledge, culture, and communications.

March 4, 2013

Czech Republic: The European Anti-Corruption Centre ( EurACC.EU )

Our goal is to make micro videos visible on mobile phones and pad devices to train Czech community members how to use of citizen media tools for whistle blowing cases of suspected corruption and fraud in the Czech Republic. The European Anti-Corruption Centre ( EurACC.EU ), being built will have a special whistleblowing tool and the purpose of our microgrant applicaiton is to support making the training videos in Czech, English & Russian.

Honduras: Vozz Honduras

VOZZ is a citizen journalism election training project – it was implemented during Guatemala’s election in 2011 and El Salvador’s municipal election in 2012. Vozz will be launched in Honduras during its national elections in November 2013. The project’s goal is to teach electoral processes, reporting skills, the use of digital reporting tools, and self-publication on the Vozz HN website. We seek funding for two Training of Trainers “bootcamps”.

Bolivia: Telling the History in Our Own Words

In Bolivia, there are five largest organizations representing indigenous. Despite the rich history of these organizations in their struggle for inclusion in the public life, there are few documents that tell their story, neither is the voice of the people themselves and most have only parts and not the whole story. Therefore, we propose a workshop on free software to create documents and workshops using digital media for publication.

Mexico: Indian Documentary Laboratory Hñähñu

Workshops that will result in the production of 15 short films made by young people from the ethnic Hñähñu Mezquital Valley in Hidalgo (Mexico). A visual and creative experimentation that has as its theme the sexual and reproductive rights from the perspective of gender, providing tools for recording and editing video from a visual-anthropological methodology and the use of any camera. Creating a blog that hosts these videos.

Mexico: The Plum, Lyrics and Vocals in Resistance

Promoting reflection in their original language Mixteco, about local history, traditions, culture and identity as a people. Through a community journalism workshop is taught to make a note, chronic, reportage and photography, using local and global dissemination to Twitter, as a bridge for feedback from other community members and those at migrants north of the continent.

Brazil: Digital Storytelling from Rio de Janeiro Slum

This project aims to teach video production to ten underprivileged youth, ages 14-20, in a Rio de Janeiro slum to empower and help them overcome the stigma and stereotypes associated with their population, as portrayed by the media. Each participant will produce a short Digital Storytelling about their future goals and life often shaped by violence and drug trafficking.