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Media Coverage

Rising Voices and the projects it sponsors are frequently covered by the mainstream media. Here is a selection of some of the coverage.

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September 5, 2009

Terra.es reports on HiperBarrio's reception of their 2009 Golden Nica, the highest prize at the prestigious Prix Ars Electronica, at the annual Ars Electronica Festival in Linz, Austria. [Machine translation]

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September 4, 2009

Fraternite Matin, L'Expression, and Le Temps all covered the workshop organized by Abidjan Blog Camps to train Ivorian journalists how to use blogs and new media. All three articles in the same PDF file.

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September 4, 2009

Colombia's El Espectador reports on HiperBarrio's reception of their 2009 Golden Nica, the highest prize at the prestigious Prix Ars Electronica, at the annual Ars Electronica Festival in Linz, Austria. [Machine translation]

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August 21, 2009

Writing in Venezuela's Tal Cual Jessica Carrillo Mazzali explores the resurgence of violence in Medellín, contrasting it with the info-activism of the HiperBarrio project, which provides an insider's picture to what life is like in the peripheral communities surrounding Medellín. [Machine Translation]

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August 12, 2009

Several Malagasy bloggers who are participants of Foko Madagascar were featured by BBC reporter Christina Corbett in this feature on how the country's recent political crisis has inspired a generation of cyber-savvy Malagasies to take to cyberspace.

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August  2009

Conexión, the community newspaper for the San Cristobal area outside of Medellín, congratulated HiperBarrio for their recent Golden Nica award from Ars Electronica and Catalina Restrepo's “Miss Talent” award from the municipal government of Medellín. [PDF file]

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July 11, 2009

Part 3: Stine Eckert, Pulitzer Student Fellow, documents the struggle of ordinary Bangladeshi women for empowerment and independence even while women hold more political power than ever. Highlights the work of Rising Voices grantee Nari Jibon Development Foundation in Dhaka.


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July 10, 2009

Part 2: Stine Eckert, Pulitzer Student Fellow, documents the struggle of ordinary Bangladeshi women for empowerment and independence even while women hold more political power than ever. Highlights the work of Rising Voices grantee Nari Jibon Development Foundation in Dhaka.


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July 10, 2009

Colombia's El Espectador features HiperBarrio after the group won the Ars Electronica Golden Nica for the Digital Communities category. The article focuses on HiperBarrio's upcoming projects in Ituango and Carmen de Viboral. [Machine translation]


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July 9, 2009

Part 1: Stine Eckert, Pulitzer Student Fellow, documents the struggle of ordinary Bangladeshi women for empowerment and independence even while women hold more political power than ever. Highlights the work of Rising Voices grantee Nari Jibon Development Foundation in Dhaka.


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June 13, 2009

La Semana reports on HiperBarrio's accomplishment in the field of Digital Communities, recently being awarded a 2009 Golden Nica, the highest prize at the prestigious Prix Ars Electronica. [Machine translation]


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March 16, 2009

The Wall Street Journal speaks with FOKO bloggers Lova Rakotomalala and Andry Rakotoniaina about the role of microblogging in raising global awareness of the Madagascar political crisis.


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March 12, 2009

The New York Times blog Times Topics quotes Global Voices on the political crisis in Madagascar.


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March 6, 2009

IRIN news, a project of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, writes on the power of citizen media for social and political discourse in Madagascar, featuring the work of FOKO blog club.


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March 3, 2009

Serbian journalist Christine Piskulidis writes on web journalism as a last oasis, highlighting an interview with Ljubisa Bojic of the Serbian Web Journalism School. [Machine translation]


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January 28, 2009

Global Voices’ own David Sasaki writes for the PBS Idea Lab to discuss the important role that FOKO has played in the development of Malagasy citizen journalism by providing workshops and training to bloggers.


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January 3, 2009

Journalism.co.uk reports on the Serbian Web Journalism School's plans to introduce new digital aspects into the learning process.


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October 26, 2008

The magazine Americas published a column on Voces Bolivianas’ goals and plans for the future, featuring an interview with project founder Eduardo Ávila and the work of bloggers like Marisol Medina. [Click for PDF]


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October 25, 2008

Article in the Serbian daily newspaper Politika on the students of the Serbian Web Journalism School, focusing on 77-year-old Milica Stojković. [Machine translation]


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July 3, 2008

Danish journalist and editor Kim Elmose reviews the first ten projects of Rising Voices with special emphasis on Cristina Quisbert from Voces Bolivianas. [Machine translation]


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June 28, 2008

Spanish journalist Rosa Jiménez Cano features Voces Bolivianas, FOKO, and HiperBarrio in her summary of the second day of the 2008 Global Voices Summit for the Spanish paper, El País. [Machine translation]


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June 26, 2008

Marta Mainieri reviews the successes of Rising Voices’ first ten grantees in Italy's daily paper, Nova 24, il sole 24 ore. [Machine translation]


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June 24, 2008

El País reports on the opportunities that HiperBarrio's ConVerGentes initiative has brought to the youth of the troubled La Loma neighborhood in Colombia. [Machine translation]


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May 26, 2008

Reporter Nicole Nostas and photographer Andrés Unterladstaetter (of Vamos magazine) speak with members of the Voces Bolivianas team and visit a neighborhood in Santa Cruz to document one of the first blogging workshops. [Machine translation]