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22 August 2011
Meet Oumar Dembélé, a primary schoolteacher in Cinzana-Gare, one of Ségou Region villages. Oumar is also one of the participants in the Rising Voices grantee project Ségou Villages Connection. In this email interview, Oumar shares the state of technology in Ségou, the needs to improve this situation, and his aspirations for the future.
11 August 2011
Yaya Coulibaly is an agronomist in Cinzana-Gare, a village located in the Ségou region. He is also a participant in the Rising Voices grantee project Ségou Villages Connection, where he has taken part in various citizen media trainings conducted, as a way to tell some of the stories of these rural communities despite many difficulties in regards to internet connectivity.
7 August 2011
What was once a warehouse for the Colón Theater in Buenos Aires has now become the Piedrabuenarte Cultural Shed, which brings together the neighborhood of Piedrabuena to take part in a wide range of cultural activities. Members of the community have been documenting daily life with citizen media, and there are plans to work with the young people to contribute to their YouTube channel.
3 August 2011
La Flecha is an organization based in Buenos Aires, Argentina that engages youth in the public schools of the city teaching them how to create citizen media to begin and sustain conversations about issues that affect their daily lives in their communities.
26 July 2011
Jamila Venturini, a Brazilian multimedia journalist, is one of the coordinators of the Rising Voices grantee project Friends of Januária, which will engage young people of the town showing them how to use citizen media to become better informed and monitor the work of the local municipal government.
1 June 2011
In an email interview, Anastasia Bezverkha talks about her experience teaching advocacy skills with harm reduction groups part of the All-Ukrainian Association of Substitution Therapy Advocates (ASTAU), and how teaching the use of citizen media tools can benefit these groups in telling their stories.
2 March 2011
We recently interviewed blogger Leah Okeyo about her firsthand experiences about the importance of using citizen media to discuss the topic of HIV/AIDS in Kenya. She has been active in the Blogging Positively initiative, and is a correspondent for the World Pulse project.
16 February 2011
This is the first in the series of case studies of projects engaging with underrepresented communities through the citizen media training workshops. This four-part series takes a look at the Megafone project and an interview with its founder, Antoni Abad.
4 February 2011
This is the second part of the e-mail interview of Pavel Kutsev where we learn about other authors of the collective blog “Depo3p” and find out how the blogging helps Kutsev in his work.
26 January 2011
From now on we will regularly be featuring projects from the Rising Voices community and beyond (outside the grantees). In this feature we interviewed Shahjahan Siraj of Unnayan TV (development TV), an online video channel of Bangladesh. He is regularly publishing video contents on development, human rights and educational issues of Bangladesh.