Finalist – Ecuador: Open Journalism with Open Technology and Licenses
Many citizen and community journalism initiatives try to strengthen citizens, their rights and freedoms, but that cannot be done with private technologies and under the philosophy of copyright. It is essential that journalists learn about and practice free and open journalism. That way, information and communication can be democratized. Because of that, we want to train communication professionals, journalists and professors on the use of free technology and open licenses. The training will consist of an online component, then an in-classroom part to produce stories of citizen participation.
Finalist – South Asian Comics Activists for Gender Justice
Our objective is to open up a debate in the society on the issue of gender equality and bring about a change in South Asian region. Sixteen Grassroots Activists from India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Nepal will be trained as Grassroots Comics Trainers to further engage many more female activists/ students in their respective countries to democratise the women voices through the medium of grassroots comics and campaigns. A 6 days trainer’s workshop will be organized in Delhi later this year. Comics have the power of unleashing the potential of self-expression and community action. South Asian Comics Activists for Gender Justice from Sharad Sharma on Vimeo.
Finalist – Mexico: Preserving and Promoting the Mayan Language
To preserve, promote, and conserve the Maya Yucateca language among adults, children and young people, as it is the latter who have lost interest in communicating and expressing themselves in their mother tongue. Social networks, cellular phones, urban planning of the rural sector are factors that contribute to the loss of identity. Information technology and communication might be considered threats, but for us, they are opportunities to spread the use of the language. Community radio and Facebook are communication tools for youth recognition of their language.
Peru: Expressions of Indigenous Contemporary Art Network
KapaqLab is a Peruvian collective that is impulsing a project called Native Peoples’ House. Through its website, which will be a digital space for meeting and exhibition of “expressions of Indigenous contemporary art” (*) that is created in Peru and elsewhere-and information about products (interviews, features, news, reflections, etc..) will be disseminated hat illustrate the present work and work in development of each artist and / or group o
Argentina: Los Chicos Lo Cuentan Corto
We propose an audiovisual production workshop for children. We will use various techniques and communication tools to provide participants the opportunity to express their ideas, concerns, fears and feelings. It is expected that in the exchange with their peers in a favorable institutional context, children can be the protagonists of the stories they want to tell to enhance both their perspectives and their voices.
Argentina: Mapping the Water Landscape
We are a network of volunteers working on humanitarian issues and ICT´s. Our goal is to give visibility and voice to communities in the provinces of Santa Fe and Chaco through of social and participatory mapping. Specifically we want to trace the route and the landscape of the problem of access to drinking water and its implications
Mexico: Xlikana Xanaja (Truth Flowers) Seeking Totonacos
A group of young Totonac looking to transform their reality and that of children 18 Totonac communities in poverty and very high marginalization. Objective: To form a network of Young Communicators Totonacos of 18 indigenous communities, to create in them skills that will help them build Totonac communities more equitable, sustainable and peaceful from his perspective, based on the methodology of “Training – Action”, promoting the values and pri
Peru: My Community Voices
The project will train Youth and Adults in digital content production of their own culture and as rural reporters. Within three days of training in Puno and continuous support through Internet, telephone and AM Radio for the production of documents, Audio and Video. It is intended that rural communities will be represented on the Internet, in their own language, while transmitting announcements and news between communities.
The main focus of our project is to enhance the skills to use the social media (facebook, twitter,e-mail, digital library, etc) to tell and share their stories. In this way can raise their vice at local and global level.
Ecuador: Voces Diversas en Wambra Radio
Strengthen the exercise of communicating through the promotion of participation of several actors (women, young people, indigenous and rural population, and people with visual impairments) that have been historically excluded from the media in the proposal of Radio Wambra, Radio On Line as a space for community and citizen encounter on the internet, through a training for On Line radio production, podcast and blogs.