· March, 2014

Proposals Digital Video from March, 2014

Malawi: Social Justice through Digital Stories

  March 31, 2014

The problem of child domestic labour in towns especially the major cities of Lilongwe, Blantyre, Mzuzu and Zomba has become very common and wide spread. A random survey of 360 households in the city of Lilongwe reviewed that 323 households representing 89.7% had domestic servants. 78.8% of these servants were children between the ages of 8 and 14 years. 84.9% of the domestic child workers are girls. Many of these servants are obtained from the villages. They are highly illiterate, poor and hence disadvantaged. In the surveyed area child labour was discovered to be associated with the follo

Egypt: Sawt el Salam Youth Digital Journalism Training

  March 31, 2014

Bashkatib will deliver digital journalism training to Sawt el Salam, a group of youth from Dar El Salam, Cairo, who run a small community media outlet in their neighborhood. Bashkatib initiated Sawt el Salam as one in a network of youth-run media outlets in marginalized areas throughout Egypt. The youth design, edit and manage a print publication distributed monthly in their neighborhood, and contribute content to the online Bashkatib network. This project will develop the youth's skills in digital video, using social media platforms and the Internet for journalism, and basic management.

Kenya: Bunge

  March 29, 2014

We get youths from different slums around Nairobi. We train them on how to do audio visual digital story making techniques. This will give them a platform and opportunity to learn how to tell their own stories and have a voice of their own. For some it will be a source of their daily bread. Bunge will be a platform where they can discuss issues affecting their communities. They will film the process and upload it on social media.

Brazil: Lights, Camera, Citizen

  March 26, 2014

The Project light, camera, citizen, aims to promote democratization of access to audiovisual knowledge, promote protagonists actions. Through free workshops, adolescents in fulfillment of socio- educational measures in freedom in the city of Teixeira de Freitas – BA, teenagers sheltered home in Casa Sagrada Familia, Eradication of Child Labour, NGO ASSELIAS, Projovem teenager. During the project young people learn to use the film as a portrayal of reality . In workshops adolescents, besides the theoretical part, has contact with software for video editing.

Brazil: The Favela's Underworld

  March 26, 2014

Create a youtube channel and a facebook and twitter page, where local citizen media journalists will be posting the favela (slum) reality, related to violence, corruption, lack of government rules bringing locals minimum support for living like no sewer or water system, diseases, lack of birth control, drugs traffic and all issues related to human living in the favelas, which is a parallel world from the “asphalt” living.

Zimbabwe: Amplifying Child Brides’ Voices Through Digital Stories

  March 25, 2014

The project empowers child brides to use digital media platforms to change attitudes that perpetuate the practice of child marriage and educates and mobilises parents and community members to end child marriage. It avails ICTs and makes them accessible to child brides; raises the silenced and forgotten voices of child brides and vulnerable girls; promotes and facilitates child brides’ voices, views, and opinions in the public domain and accurately document child brides’ rights abuse while building a body of knowledge for advocacy purposes to influence policy and legislative change.

Cameroon: Indigenous Women Voices For Climate Change Adaptation

  March 24, 2014

The project will engage indigenous Mbororo women in Akeh Village in the North West Region of Cameroon to voice out the local challenges their community is experiencing due to the adverse effects of climate change using citizen outreach media. We hope to attract actions both locally and internationally to support their adaptation efforts. We intend to offer capacity building on the use of audio recorders, camcorders and other ICT tools for the women to develop their own stories. Their stories will be shared through the Community Radio and online to support their community advocacy efforts.

Burundi: Radio Club Transformational Change Television Campaign

  March 24, 2014

This project is for training 60 selected high risk sexual minorities indigenous group of young people in Burundi on Tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS prevention by using the medias via Music and video stories that focus on awareness for reduction of stigma and discrimination, Sexual violence, teenage and unwanted pregnancies and Rights education.Grant will be also used to design and produce series of high quality educational and awareness on CDs and on DVDs materials for Tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS prevention, promotion of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Right education in the Republic of Burundi.

Rwanda: Gorilla Journalists Center

  March 24, 2014

Gorilla Journalists Center is a futuristic project based in Kigali. We understand that Rwanda is a country of story tellers. Unfortunately, most of these talents have not been nurtured to benefit the society. The Center hopes to utilize the grant to promote the development and distribution of online video in Rwanda. We will conduct extensive workshops on the fundamentals of citizen media to both traditional journalists and common Rwandans. We have laid down structures to encourage our students to share their new skills with marginalized Rwandan communities including survivors of the genocide.

Kenya: Community Media Initiative

  March 22, 2014

Community Media Initiative proposes to bridge the gap of information in the rural grass root communities via digital media.We shall highlight the issues that affect the society,document and use it to enlighten the community by doing community outreaches and video shows hence provide a platform on which their stories and views are shared with the global community.With effective use of social media,we hope to keep the community updated on current affairs and explore opportunities that are available for them as alternative means of livelihoods.