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Featured Blogger: Oumar Dembélé

Meet Oumar Dembélé, a primary schoolteacher in Cinzana-Gare, one of Ségou Region villages. Oumar is also one of the participants in the Rising Voices grantee project Ségou Villages Connection. In...

Featured Blogger: Yaya Coulibaly

Yaya Coulibaly is an agronomist in Cinzana-Gare, a village located in the Ségou region. He is also a participant in the Rising Voices grantee project Ségou Villages Connection, where he...

Ségou Villages: Solidarity Within the Community

The new bloggers from the Ségou Villages Connection project in Mali have been writing about solidarity amongst the residents of the rural communities. These signs of solidarity can be seen...

Join Us for a Discussion on Mobile Phones for Citizen Media

Rising Voices will be participating as part of an online discussion to be held July 27 - August 2, 2011 hosted by the New Tactics for Human Rights platform. The...

Twitter to Promote and Preserve Underrepresented Languages

The project Indigenous Tweets started by Kevin Scannell has been tracking and highlighting Twitter accounts that have been using the microblogging platform to promote and preserve underrepresented language communities. Currently...

Ségou Villages: Words of Advice During Storms

The RV project Ségou Villages Connection succeeded in creating a radio station using only an MP3 player and memory cards. Oumar Dembélé, one of the newest bloggers of the project...

Ségou Villages Connection: On An Outreach Tour To Villages In Mali

On the 18th of June, six members of the Ségou villages connection project hopped on in a very old mammywagon towards Dioro and its surrounding villages situated 70 kms away...

Ségou Villages Connection: Mobile Internet Connecting People

Ségou Villages Connection, the Rising Voices grantee from Mali has a simple objective, linking the residents of rural villages and the larger cities of Mali using mobile phones and internet....

Ségou Villages Connection

Boukary Konaté is a tireless advocate for greater internet connectivity and participation by rural residents of Mali. Through a variety of projects including a series of trainings in Ségou, as...

Announcing the Newest Rising Voices Grantees

Rising Voices is pleased to announce the five newest members to join its global community of citizen media grantees. Each of the selected projects will receive microgrants to implement their...