Latest posts by Eddie Avila
27 April 2013
Rising Voices is pleased to announce that we will be a media partner for the 4th Global Forum on Telecentres to be held in Granada, Spain on May 28-29, 2013. The gathering will focus on how people, innovation, and sustainability are fundamental for these important community spaces that encourage citizen participation.
25 April 2013
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 proposed project to teach others how to use various citizen media tools. Please join RV in congratulating and welcoming the five projects from Argentina, Bhutan, Fiji, Mexico, and Niger.
23 April 2013
Thanks to a new feature on the Endangered Languages Project (ELP) website, language activists who may not have ready access to a digital video camera can now make their own contribution towards the revitalization of their endangered language online. The new “Add a Video” feature allows users to create their own citizen media by recording a video directly from their computer's webcam for upload and sharing with the wider community.
25 March 2013
Rising Voices would like to thank the hundreds of applicants from more than 100 countries that submitted a proposal for consideration for the 2013 microgrants for citizen media outreach projects. We are pleased to announce the 74 shortlisted finalists, who have been invited to submit a final proposal for consideration. The winners will be announced by mid-April.
23 March 2013
The Indigenous University of Venezuela (UIV) is well known for its cultural diversity, bringing together students from many indigenous communities. On campus, one might hear a number of indigenous languages spoken by the students. Here are some examples of these languages uploaded to Rising Voices' Soundcloud account that were recorded during our workshops held at the UIV.
15 March 2013
Three students from the Indigenous University of Venezuela recently took part in a week-long workshop to learn how to capture and share digital images from their campus, which attracts indigenous students to take part in an intercultural and experimental higher education. These students have been using images to tell the story of this unique university.
6 February 2013
Rising Voices is pleased to announce the launch of a new platform for the 2013 microgrant competition for citizen media outreach projects. Applicants can now upload their ideas to the site, and receive feedback from our community, as a way to strengthen their proposals and make connections with others. Deadline for applications is March 1, 2013.
22 January 2013
From January 7-11, 2013, twelve indigenous language activists from across Latin America gathered in Santiago, Chile to explore how digital technologies can play a key role in revitalizing their native tongues as part of the “Enduring Voices” workshop. The workshop's primary activity used digital audio recorders to create an online Talking Dictionary, as a way to promote their language
30 November 2012
Rising Voices is collaborating with the Enduring Voices Project and the Living Tongues Institute, who are organizing a workshop on Digital Media for Endangered Languages in Latin America that will take place in Santiago, Chile in January 2013. Twelve indigenous language activists will gather to learn how to best use these digital technologies to document and revitalize their native tongues.
30 October 2012
The Library Rija'tzuul Na'ooj in San Juan la Laguna, Guatemala has been promoting activities that encourage the use of the Tz'utujil language by the local community. The library's director Israel Quic has built upon these activities, and added a complementary focus on the web, through blogs and social media in order to encourage more speakers of this Mayan language to revitalize its written use.