· February, 2013

Proposals in Citizen Journalism from February, 2013

February 28, 2013

Ecuador: Your Life in Pixels

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

Indonesia: Citizen Journalism Training for Rumah Bakau Community

The main activities of this project is to teach the use of social media (blogs, twitter, facebook) to volunteers and youth at coastal mangroves Percut, Deli Serdang – North Sumatra. This activity will generate an information media that is managed and developed by the participants, who became their liaison with the outside society. Besides being able to use social media, the participants will also be taught how to present the good and appropriate

Kenya: Rural Community Voices

This project involves equiping 25 community members with journalistic skills. The journalists will use the acquired skills to tell stories in their neighbourhood and serve as a lobby and advocacy for the voiceless. The stories will be published in the existing community blog http://www.laikipiaruralvoices.blogspot.com and shared on the social sites.The project operates under Arid Lands Information network (ALIN) (www.alin.net.com).

Canada: The Voices Project

Building on JHR’s successful model of empowering local voices through training journalists overseas, the project will engage a team of 30 at-risk youth in Toronto to develop journalism skills and produce citizen media on themes of barriers to development and empowerment, through training and a field reporting trip. Stories produced will provide a kind of ‘visual census’ of the issues at-risk youth face, engage stakeholders, and source solutions.

Kenya: Kijiji Homes

Kijiji Homes is a project that aims to network children's homes in Kenya in a bid to have them share ideas, opportunities, information and solutions to the challenges they face. Through digital storytelling, the project will focus on telling the stories of the children's homes and the children at the homes to the general public and to the rest of the world. As the homes share with each other, they will better be able to support abandoned children

Bhutan: Stories from a Young, Maturing Democracy

College-aged youth involved in Media Clubs will be trained to produce audio podcasts during the Summer 2013 Elections. These podcasts will educate Bhutanese about democracy and cover stories from Bhutan's second-ever democratic elections. Our organization will then create an online hub where all these stories will be posted and distributed to local radio stations. Overall, we hope this project will engage rural youth in Bhutan's young democracy.

Romania: Roma Community has Added You as a Friend

The scope of our project is to draw the attention of both local authorities and local media towards Roma communities in Iasi County, Romania. We aim to bring their everyday problems (discrimination, poverty, unemployment, difficult living conditions etc.) closer to decision-makers, seeing that they are both under and misrepresented in this process. We plan and hope to change mentalities and realities by socially empowering them as a community.

Brazil: Engaging Voices of Favela's Youth

The project aims to train underprivileged youth from the favelas of Rio de Janeiro to become citizen journalists by documenting issues that surround them, via posting blogs, short videos or images to the VO1CE website. Participants will take workshops in writing, video recording and photography as a prerequisite. The goal is to empower voices that are often disfranchised and give them interactive space to share their ideas and advocate solutions.

Poland: Our Micro Country

Is it fair to announce,that new kindergarten starts next week,while the effective opening is done a half year later? For authorities of rural communities (=micro countries) it seems honest! No citizen will argue: they fear of losing jobs, of discrimination or disgrace. Therefore it is essential to create the first network of micro-watchdogs in Pomerania,in order to respect basic units of democracy. Volunteers will gain training, tools, and supervision.

South Africa: Chatting

The name of the company is Imbali Multimedia Centre (IMC), an association, to be incorporated under Section 21. It was formed by a group of young people some time back due to their concerns on crime, social injustice and disengagement between communities and the council within the Govan Mbeki area. This corporate association will for the purpose of its Communication business undertakings, comprises of subsidiaries; Imbali FM, Imbali Newspaper.