Stories about Events

4 March 2014

CLC 2014: Coding for Language Communities

"Can the Subaltern code?" CIDLeS Summer School 2014: Coding for Language Communities, a conference that aims to give everyone the ability to engage digital spaces in their mother tongues.

28 February 2014

Indigenous Tweets #IMLD14 Roundup

Last Friday was International Mother Language Day, a celebration of linguistic and diversity. This year Rising Voices and Indigenous Tweets encouraged people to tweet in their native language using the hashtag #imld14. Here is a sampling of contributions.

26 February 2014

Have You Applied Yet? Sign Up Your Blog – It's the BOBs!

Deutsche Welle's yearly contest is open again to bloggers writing in fourteen different languages and multiple categories. The contest - Best of Online Activism - aims to promote freedom of expression and to uphold human rights on the Internet and around the world.

20 February 2014

[StoryMaker] Privilege Musvanhiri of Mobile Community Zimbabwe

At the StoryMaker Camp held in January in Amman, Jordan, we spoke with Privilege Musvanhiri of Mobile Community Zimbabwe. The citizen journalism project took part in a training using the StoryMaker app in Harare, Zimbabwe.

19 February 2014

[StoryMaker] Vesna Dolinšek of Lam Echaml in Tunisia

At the StoryMaker Camp held in January in Amman, Jordan, we spoke with Vesna Dolinšek of Lam Echaml in Tunisia, one of the local coordinators of the project, who shared her experience of meeting other coordiantors from around the world at the StoryMaker trainings.

18 February 2014

Celebrating a Project Well-Mapped

As the current phase of the Mapping for Niger project draws to an end, the Rising Voices micrograntee celebrated with a ceremony at the University of Niamey.

[StoryMaker] Mustafa El-Ani of the Independent Media Centre Kurdistan

At the StoryMaker Camp held in January in Amman, Jordan, we spoke with Mustafa El-Ani of the Independent Media Centre Kurdistan, one of the local coordinators of the project, who shared his experience with the StoryMaker trainings in Iraq.

17 February 2014

[StoryMaker] Emad Shenouda of Al Sawt al Hurr in Egypt

At the StoryMaker Camp held in January in Amman, Jordan, we spoke with Emad Shenouda of Al Sawt al Hurr in Egypt, one of the local coordinators of the project, who shared his experience with the StoryMaker trainings in Egypt, about the local nature of the content and about ongoing challenges.

12 February 2014

[Arab Bloggers 14] Dina El Hawary of Meedan

Another participant we spoke to at the Arab Bloggers Meeting was Dina El Hawary from Meedan. She provided an overview of the platform and training for the Checkdesk project that she has been working with is Checkdesk, which helps facilitate collaborative verification of social media.

10 February 2014

[Arab Bloggers 14] Bukeni Waruzi of Witness

During the recent Arab Bloggers Meeting (AB14) held in Amman, Jordan, we spoke with Bukeni Waruzi of Witness, who spoke about his role in AB14, and provided some words of advice for fellow citizen media trainers working in the field.