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1 October 2013
Speaking and exchange is the first step towards healing. The blog project "Je connais un violeur" ("I know a rapist") provides an open space for women to anonymously exchange their testimonies while also working against misconceptions around rape. RV interviewed the founder about the project. (Note: this article may not be suitable for more sensitive readers).
27 September 2013
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.
4 September 2013
Rising Voices asks former US Federal Communications Commissioner to comment on the current state of media access in America, and what its future might look like.
16 July 2013
The company Pinnguaq helped crowd-sourced a translation of the videogame Osmos into indigenous Inuit language. "These kids were not hearing the language they speak at home and at school in these games and they are not seeing their culture reflected in the media they consume," said Ryan Oliver.
30 April 2013
Bringing citizen journalists' content into the mainstream, Demotix began in 2007 to address the changing landscape of media. Rising Voices spoke with the company's founder about the next steps for citizen media.
18 March 2013
"قلب (Alb) tries to expand the digital conversation to consider more people. The fact that every modern programming language is in English is an idea that has shocked even the most veteran computer scientists. It's just not something you think about." An interview with the programmer Ramsey Nasser, creator of قلب (Alb), and a response from Tarek Amr.
20 February 2013
"I realized this was an opportunity for me to learn more about my own heritage. And if others watch my videos and learn, it's a plus. I think by the simple fact that my videos are online are a testament to ensuring an online presence... And it's just a question of people finding the videos, as well as the marketing of it so people can find it" says Jennifer of her project to make Ojibwe known through Youtube.
30 August 2012
A recently study showed that 63% of African translators believed greater access to translated information could have saved the life of a friend or family member. Translators Without Borders has been working to amplify essential health-related content into minority languages around the world. Rising Voices recently spoke with its co-founder Lori Thicke to learn about some of their recent projects.
30 December 2011
Svetlana Sharamok is an information manager for the Association of Substitution Treatment Advocates of Ukraine (ASTAU). In this e-mail interview to Rising Voices she talks about her work and the joys of playing an important role in communicating and hearing the good news from members.
14 November 2011
In the November episode of the Global Voices podcast, the topic of discussion focused on the use of languages that are hard to find on the internet. The podcast also previewed the online dialogue “Using Citizen Media Tools to Promote Under-Represented Languages” that Rising Voices is co-organizing beginning on November 16.