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2 May 2014

Casa del Bosque Foundation: Technopolitics and Activism in Bogotá

Get to know the Casa del Bosque Foundation in Bogotá, Colombia, an organization dedicated to empowering communities and other organizations on free software.

9 April 2014

Navigating the Bhutanese Media Landscape in a New Democracy

The Bhutan Centre for Media and Democracy has been helping local society navigate the country's transition into democracy supporting citizens as they participate more active in traditional and online media. The BCMD is also one of RV's grantees expanding its audio podcasting workshops nationwide.

29 November 2013

The Birth of Russia's Hackerspace Movement

neuron hackerspace in Moscow is leading the hackerspace movement in Russia. We spoke with neuron's founder about the possibilities for building community and innovation through hackerspaces, while also acting as a link to the country's past.

14 November 2013

Transitions Online: Supporting Independent Journalism in Eastern Europe

Transitions (TOL) is a Prague-based media development organization working to strengthen the professionalism, independence and impact of the news media and civil society organizations in the post-communist countries of Europe and the former Soviet Union.

1 November 2013

Surprising Expansion: One Workshop Unexpectedly Goes Global

What happens when you put your local workshop course online? You might end up with global participants...

30 October 2013

Digital Revolution in Reverse: Syria’s Media Diversifies Offline

Though digital media was key in the uprisings of the Arab Spring, today, analog media has made a comeback. Under an Internet blackout, citizen media activists are working to spread information both abroad and inside the country, through a combination of digital and traditional methods.

16 October 2013

Are You Reporting on Public Services? Here's How You Might…

How can small-scale advocacy groups make the best use of the Internet? A recent skill share at the engine room discussed a diversity of methods for citizen reporting on public services around the world.

22 August 2013

Getting Offline for Digital Security: Working with Tibetans in Exile

How does a small organisation go about promoting digital security awareness amongst the Tibetan exile community in Dharamsala, India? The Tibet Action Institute explores the use of both offline and online spaces to help people to learn more about communicating online securely.

13 August 2013

MediaShala: Data visualization in India

Meaning ‘Abode of Media’ in Sanskrit, MediaShala tries to make complex data simple and understandable by balancing it with aesthetics, a mix of design and engineering coming out of India. Originally published on the Social Tech Census.

18 July 2013

The Open Labs Community in Albania

A non-profit NGO based in Albania, it’s both a hacker lab and a community that’s working towards a central goal: to share knowledge through open technology. Originally published on The Social Tech Census.