Silvia Viñas

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Regional Editor, Latin America

Uruguayan-Spanish journalist, editor, and blogger. Currently living in Chile, tweeting in English and Spanish under @silviavinas, and blogging here: silviavinas.com

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27 September 2013

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Collaborative Map Registers Mexico's Disappeared

A group of citizens have set out to map the 27,000 people reported missing as a result of Mexico's "drug war". So far 6,890 cases have been mapped since the project was launched in July 2013.

31 May 2012

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Ecuador: Day 2 of Conectándonos Ecuador

The second day of Conectándonos Ecuador was an opportunity for participants to hone their skills in various subjects, including blogging, covering events in real time, creating an audio podcast, and more. They were also placed into groups according to their interests and were instructed to create an online project using their newly acquired skills in citizen media. Here is a short summary of the second day of Conectándonos Ecuador.

30 May 2012

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Ecuador: Day 1 of Conectándonos Ecuador

Following the success of Conectándonos Bolivia, Rising Voices teamed with the Technical University of Loja (UTPL for its initials in Spanish) to replicate the gathering in Ecuador. Thirty-four participants representing a variety of Ecuadorian provinces arrived in Loja on May 24. Although they had different interests, participants arrived ready to learn and to connect with others who are using citizen media in their local communities.