Newsletter: 5/5 – 5/9

This week’s newsletter is a return to our traditional format with links to lots of great content, opportunities, and resources.

Pangea Day 2008

Tomorrow is Pangea Day, a global film event, with screenings all around the world. I will be attending the local event here in Buenos Aires and I know that Rising Voices participants will also be attending in Colombia, Bangladesh, and elsewhere. You can learn more about Pangea Day and the various events that will be commemorating it on Global Voices.

Now Hiring

Rising Voices is seeking to hire a Public Health Editor. He of she will be responsible for writing weekly articles which cover the latest discussions and topics related to public health and human rights in the developing world from citizen media like blogs, podcasts, and video-blogs. Applications are due by Saturday, May 24!

Become a Fan of Rising Voices on Facebook!

Many of you have joined our Rising Voices group on Facebook. We will soon be closing down the group and instead asking everyone to become a fan of the Rising Voices page, which will be much more informative and interactive. Please become a fan today.

Voces Bolivianas: The day Bolivia was blogging

The Bolivian Voices day on April 19, 2008 was a nationwide effort to train bloggers and bring more people into the global conversation. Approximately 100 Bolivians from ‘underrepresented’ groups took part in a day long workshop in seven cities of Bolivia.

FOKO: big achievements for a young project

Within six months FOKO Blog Club’s citizen media outreach project successfully completed workshops in three provinces of Madagaskar and brought more than 30 Malagasy youths into blogging about social issues, producing video reports for competitions and posting photographs.

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That’s all for this week. Don’t forget to keep you eye on the Rising Voices website for updates from all 10 Rising Voices projects, new videos, photos, and links to interesting resources, grants, and awards.

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