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Rezwan

I am from Dhaka, Bangladesh and I have been bridgeblogging the Bangladeshi and South Asian Blogosphere in Global Voices since 2005. Social Media is my passion. I like to follow the groundbreaking outreach projects of Rising Voices and write about them.

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Latest posts by Rezwan

19 June 2014

Crowdsourcing Helps Bangladeshi Students Read With Their Fingertips

Banglabraille is a new project using Unicode and crowdsourcing techniques to create textbooks for tens of thousands of visually impaired students in Bangladesh.

11 December 2013

Using the Left Brain to Teach the Right: Visual Computer Programming

Scratch is a programming language designed for use by educators and young people to teach the building blocks of computer programming. It is a visual, block-based, computer programming language editor...

26 June 2012

RV At 5: Witnessing The Rise Of Yemeni Women

One of the notable Rising Voices grantee project was “Empowerment of Yemeni Women Activists in New Media Techniques”, led by Ghaida'a Al Absi. She thought that the EWAMT project is...

18 June 2012

OpenWatch: Using Mobile To Enable Public Monitoring

OpenWatch is a participatory citizen media project which uses mobile technology to enable public monitoring of corrupt practices and repression. The project consists of two parts, a free mobile phone...

13 June 2012

RV at 5: New Media For Health Activists

In 2008 Rising Voices and Open Society Institute's Health Media Initiative awarded micro-grants to six health-focused citizen media outreach projects. One of the grantees was the AZUR Development organization's Aids...

10 June 2012

RV at 5: FOKO – A Reflection by Joan Razafimaharo

FOKO from Madagascar is one of the most successful grantees of Rising Voices which has transformed Malagasy forumists into bloggers. FOKO co founder Joan Razafimaharo sends in her reflections on...

2 June 2012

Pakistan: Hoshmedia – Amplifying The Voices Of Pakistani Youth

As the popularity of citizen media is growing in Pakistan, more and more people are using social media platforms and tools to share their opinions. With a vision to creating...

28 May 2012

Featured Guide: Social Advocacy Toolkit For Activists And Non-Profits

In the recently concluded Google Internet at Liberty 2012 conference Socialbrite.org has launched a toolkit featuring eleven guides on social and political advocacy. These guides are aimed to be a...

20 May 2012

Featured Tools: Mobile In A Box

With the proliferation of mobile phone in marginal and underrepresented communities it is important for citizen journalists and activists to learn the usability and tactics of this widely available technology....

13 May 2012

Witness: Learning To Use Videos For Change

WITNESS empowers people to transform personal stories of abuse into powerful tools for justice using user generated videos. It has trained individuals from more than 80 countries through hands-on workshops....