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Stories about Digital Media

3 July 2014

How Technology Is Helping People Learn—and Even Save—the World's Languages

Forward thinkers are harnessing the unprecedented power of technology to bring languages back from the brink of extinction, and in rare cases, to resurrect an extinct language.

24 June 2014

Citizen Media How To: Boosting Visibility For Your Videos

The Video4Change network recently produced three more freely available guides, including a "Video Compression Guide", a "Guide to Video Distribution Sites", and "How to Host a Film Screening".

23 June 2014

Palestine: Putting Daily Life in the Picture

Visualizing Palestine strives make international public opinion aware of daily hardships in Palestine. They transform numbers into creative narrative visuals, and were recently given a jury's award for best Social Activism by the Best of the Blogs competition.

17 June 2014

Off to Burkina Faso! The Niger Team OpenStreetMaps their way to Ouagadougou

The 2013 Rising Voices' micrograntee Mapping for Niger is continuing on with their work, traveling around their region to meet with other OpenStreetMap teams and learn new skills.

3 June 2014

10 Essential Resources for Arabic-Speaking Activists

A list of key Arabic-language resources for digital media activists.

26 May 2014

21 May 2014

Creative Commons 101 : Are You Doing it Right?

Are you using your Creative Commons images appropriately? More than 90% of Creative Commons images are not attributed at all! Here is a great infographic to get you up to date.

20 May 2014

The Balance Between Speed and Accuracy: Countering Misinformation on Social Media

Checkdesk is a project to verify information drawn from social media. Working with partners around the Arab-speaking world, this open-source platform helps newsrooms check their reports through crowdsourcing.

19 May 2014

Telecommunications Recommendations for Rural Areas – an Update from Dizha Kieru

An update from Rhizomatica on Dizha Khieru in Mexico, as well as a report from the recent World Telecommunication Development Conference in Dubai including a new recommendation to recognize the lack of policies to connect rural and remote populations.

13 May 2014

India: Mapping Street Harassment and Promoting Safe Cities

Safecity crowd-maps sexual harassment and abuse in public spaces in India, providing users the ability to report anonymously in under 2 minutes.