Proposals in Digital Storytelling

April 2, 2013

Finalist – Colombia: Radio and Forum Mariamulata

Create a Radio (internet and radio wave) and a network communication system for Rincón. We will set up first a social Forum for Mariamulata Cultural Center, then an internet radio station open to local and communitarian use. The oral tradition and storytelling roots are rich as music and culture. .We will use the machines and the internet service already installed.Three specialist and experienced people that had already worked with radio and internet opensource technologies will do the workshops. Participants will be invited by the local tutors and active people from the village.

Finalist – Brazil: Building the Oral History of Brasilândia

Brasilândia, a slum in São Paulo, is known for it's extreme poverty and scarcity of resources. We want to develop an oral history and affective map of the neighborhood. A youth group will use the community's Radio station and invite residents to talk about their lives. This will all be recorded on a blog and podcast and compiled into a digital book and shared with the community.

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 – Pakistan: IDPs Youth Media Project

This project will enable IDPs youth age 16-22 living in Jalozai IDPs Camp and host communities, to tell stories about themselves and their communities. By learning the documentary approach in photography, IDPs youth will create media products about their lives. Eligible IDPs youth will be identified and registered. 40 youth will be trained, while each participant will produce a piece of work; In addition, the participants will also be given a crash course on citizen journalism, allowing them to disseminate their best works through the Internet in the future.

Finalist – Burundi: Conn@cting People: Rural Internet Kiosk

Conn@cting People is a project which will connect rural people (with no electricity neither internet access at all) from a war-displaced camp to others all over the world. It is an integrated project with 3 main activities namely, 2workshops on peace photojournalism and the use of internet, the installment of the first solar powered Rural Internet Kiosk (3 desktops) in Burundi and a photo competition and exhibit. The project aims at linking two different worlds and helping the targeted community and our country to move towards the Millennium Development Goal of Bridging the Digital Divide.

Finalist – Cyprus: From Our Perspective – Discussing Disability

The project will provide training to people with disabilities and their representative organisations in digital storytelling, aiming to empower participants with the skills to convey to the general public their experiences and the issues of relevance to them. Participants will be trained during two training workshops in the use of digital media tools and will create their own media products for online dissemination. These will be followed by pubic screenings that will highlight the commonalities that exist across the Cyprus divide so contributing to improved dialogue and understanding.

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 – 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.

Finalist – Romania: Transylvanian Online Cook Book

For the multicultural and multiethnic people from Transylvania is an urgent need to preserve their language, roots and traditional values, their way of living because we are constantly threatened by the globalization and consumerism. We are responsible for our children to remember culinary traditions, to keep them and pass them along. We will create an attractive online platform where anyone can post their traditional recipes, along with pictures or special stories they have about it and we ourselves will record, photo, translate and post some stories of our own in order to encourage people.

March 31, 2013

Finalist – Nepal: Travel Story Camp on Guerrilla Trek

Nepal is a mountainous land-locked country. Although its natural beauty is ever appreciated by all, tourism in Nepal is yet to be cultivated to match with its potentials. Inability to publicize Nepal as a destination internationally has been deemed one of the reasons. Obviously, presence of local tourism entrepreneurs on the internet is barely noticed and it has led to failure in terms of attracting prospective tourists. So it’s our endeavor to put Nepal on the global tourism map through the use of internet in a bid to positively influence the travelers as well as information seekers.