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7 May 2013
In the Dominican Republic, there are 93 community technology centers and counting, part of a nationwide effort to bring computer and Internet access to some of the most remote corners of the country.
28 March 2013
The public image of Bholakpur in Hyderabad, India, has been constructed by the elite class of the city. Telling just one side of the story, those working in the Bholakpur informal waste economy are facing increasing violence around eviction. There is a need for a more detailed and sensitive narrative; something that can lead to more equitable outcomes...
4 March 2013
The iLabs recognize that a focus on local interpretation over foreign “experts” brings in local knowledge of what does and doesn't work – extending their impacts beyond the life of a single project: "We believe that the most efficient programs and technologies are developed flexibly, with a base in the active participation of the communities they serve..."
13 September 2012
A number of new blogs focusing on the arts, transparency, and everyday life have been created as a result of the Citizen Media and Free Culture workshops that took place in Maputo, Mozambique in July 2012. This is a summary of the blogging topics covered, as well as the reflections on the participants who are eager to continue to learn more.
5 September 2012
With the aim to encourage socially committed citizens to make better use of citizen media in the contemporary era through more conscious, critical, and independent ways, Global Voices' Mozambican partner@Verdade newspaper organized the “Citizen Media and Free Culture” workshop, as a way to trigger the construction of a freer, more united, and more participatory media culture.
4 September 2012
The LibreBus (FreeBus) ConoSur is currently making its way across the countries of Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, and Paraguay making stops giving talks and workshops about the importance of freedom of expression, free software, the sharing of content, and open-education resources.
18 June 2012
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 application for Android and iOS which invisibly records audio and video, and an open source software to collect the recordings and host in a portal for user access.
2 June 2012
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 a space in Pakistan’s mainstream media for young bloggers and online activists, 2011 Knight Fellow Sahar Habib Ghazi founded Hosh media. Hosh hopes to highlight these voices to more people by syndicating the best contents with the mainstream media and creating a bigger impact in the country.
7 May 2012
Speak Out Tunisia is a citizen journalism training project that has taught a diverse group of Tunisian citizens about digital media and online journalism. After the Tunisian revolution, Speak Out Tunisia seeks to return the power of a free and fair press to the Tunisian people. Anne Medley, in association with Le PaCTE Tunisien, taught the beginners group of citizen journalists in the southern town of Kebili and an advanced group in Tunis.
Awaaz.de is an innovative software program (voice-XML based Interactive Voice Response system) that allows development organizations to connect with rural and marginalized communities by providing on-demand, many-to-many information access through mobile phones. People can access Awaaz.De applications by dialing regular phone numbers to work with voice contents through automated voice interfaces.