Proposals in Microblogs

Peru: The Use of TICs to Generate Community Radio

In Latin America, the Citizens’ media par excellence has always been,and will continue to be, the radio. In this context, we will bring workshops to teach the people running community radios how to use ITC to run open, free and pluralistic radios, trainning them in the use of different “new media” tools like Audacity, social media, etc. Always from the perspective of free culture.

Uganda: Platform for Disabled Women in Sexual Reproductive Health

It will help to train PWDs i.e. Women and girls on how to advocate for their rights in the Health and Education Sector and on the challenges they face through public dialogues, how to use the internet to seek audience and also bring out their views in News papers. And in the end they will be able to come out to stand for their rights through Public Community Awareness.

Macedonia: Wild Herbs Exchange Network

Macedonia is a country with lush nature and a large number of medicinal herbs and teas. People that live in remote villages have a natural remedy for every ailment but they have very little contact with the rest of the world. We plan to educate these people on the importance in sharing this knowledge by exchange of information and cures using the internet. We will also ask young bloggers to photograph and write about these wild herbs.

Zimbabwe: ‘I’ Stories Healing Cafe – Rising above Student Activism

The project seeks to equipp student activists with relevant blogging skills which would enable them to share their experiences as the vanguard of student rights. Many student activists in Zimbabwe have experienced police brutality while some have been expelled from pursuing their studies and these experiences have left many hopeless and disoriented. Through I stories they will express their anger and frustrations as a healing process and move on.

Uganda: #TweepsHelpBududa Experience

The project proposes a unique program to teach and encourage the youth from Bugisu who were affected by the landslides to innovatively use social media to share their culture and call for actions for social change through citizen media training workshops. The project’s ultimate goal is to create a vibrant network of the new generation who use citizen media to share information and celebrate the impact of #TweepsHelpBududa as a successful example.

Ghana: Youth Voices for Change

The YOUTH VOICES FOR CHANGE is a proposed platform that will be used to enagage peers actively and in partnership for change.Noting the crucial role modern technology plays,these mediums which is fast catching up will be exploited to communicate our cause and to drive home our demand including using it to share ideas and solutions to addressing community needs.this will virtually lead to open forum of engagement with active youth participation.

Nigeria: Utilising ICT Tools to Enhance Profitability in Catfish Farming

Cat fish aquaculture is a serious business in Ikorodu Lagos Nigeria with huge investment in infrastructure by the individual investors, World Bank and the Lagos State Government where more than twenty thousand jobs had been created. Utilizing ICT tools such as mobile phone, internet and social media will promote efficiency and profitability through information dissemination on market,timely alert of threat and knowledge sharing among farmers.

Yemen: Empower Young People to Document Local Issues

The general objective of the project is to enable a number of youth to acquire professional skills on making surveys, documentation, and blogging online in relation to the national controversial issues in Yemen. At the end of the project, we aim to enable young people to set up a blog that covers the Southern issue and attempts to introduce the issue over a wider range. In addition, the project aims to establish a supporting network of natio

Greece: Citizen Journalism Against Ore Mining in Halkidiki

Radiobubble/Hackademy will provide training on citizen media in north-east Halkidiki, an area of northern Greece at risk of wholesale environmental and social destruction due to ore mining activities developed by Hellas Gold. Its purpose is to enable local residents to share reliable information with the wider public in Greece and abroad through means that enable them to bypass the mainstream media blackout on the issues they are facing.

Colombia: La Toma Roots

Recover the historical memory of the community Afro Colombian La Toma, in the department of Cauca. Empowering young people of the community in the use and appropriation of digital communication tools that allow them to present their cultural and ancestral heritage. We define three processes: 1. Collect information on the community through interviews and documents 2. Curated information 3. Publication and dissemination of knowledge