Latest stories about Media
15 May 2013
Working with the power of user generated content to improve humanitarian disaster relief, MicroMappers organizes digital volunteers around the world to easily and quickly process social media-based information during crises.
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.
29 April 2013
Update on the Storymaker app! The team travels to Erbil, in northern Iraq, to troubleshoot the beta version and train local journalists.
1 April 2013
A new project, supported by Global Voices, will launch this year to enable existing and aspiring journalists around the world to develop their digital storytelling skills.
29 March 2013
VOA Radiogram is sending digital messages across traditional shortwave frequencies. With a broadcast originating from North Carolina (USA), the transmission last week reached as far as Australia. This technology - simple and inexpensive - could be especially useful in times when the internet is not available, such as emergencies or under repressive regimes.
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...
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.
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..."
23 January 2013
As part of its School of Open, P2PU (Peer to Peer University) published a free and online course on creating Open Video, teaching how to understand video files, coding, subtitling, encoding, and metadata. They created the course in just one weekend using a process they call “course sprint.”
10 June 2008
Rising Voices aims not just to get new communities actively participating in the conversational web, but also to introduce their voices to mainstream media outlets so that, for once, under-represented communities are portrayed by their very residents. While the majority of the ten current Rising Voices outreach projects have been covered by mainstream media organization, Voces Bolivianas takes the prize when it comes to attraction national media attention. The citizen media outreach project, which trains new bloggers in El Alto, Santa Cruz, and other sites around Bolivia, was featured yet again this week, this time in the Santa Cruz-based Vamos magazine.