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South Africa: The FirstNation Digital Media Project

Categories: South Africa, Citizen Journalism, Digital Video

The history of the !Xun and Khwe community over the past 60 years speaks of a traumatised and displaced people: From hunter-gatherer to sought after soldier of high acclaim, to willing seasonal farm laborer to impoverished landowner confined in military camps at Platfontein near Kimberley – South Africa). The FirstNation project I'm proposing is to train !Xun and Khwe community citizen journalists in blogging, YouTube and social media tools. We aim to empower the !Xun and Khwe community with digital storytelling skills so that they can tell the world about their remarkable journey