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30 March 2012
Isuma.tv from Canada is an independent interactive social networking website of Inuit and Aboriginal films launched in January 2008. The site hosts films for free and intends to help Native communities around the world become connected. There are currently over 2600 videos in 46 different Indigenous languages archived in the platform. The site is available in either high or low bandwidth for those in more rural communities.
16 March 2012
The juries of the “Everyday Digital Native” video contest organized by The Centre for Internet & Society (CIS), India, and HIVOS shortlisted 12 videos for the next round. You can check out the final videos and vote for your favorite one within March 31, 2012. Five videos with the maximum votes will be declared winners on April 1, 2012.
11 March 2012
In our second feature on the examples of citizen media videos of national anthems sung in indigenous or less spoken languages, we see that in many countries it is prohibited by law to sing national anthems except the national language(s). However that does not stop the ordinary people to use citizen media to sing their national anthem in their own language.
18 January 2012
The Centre for Internet & Society (CIS), India, and HIVOS of the Netherlands are hosting the 2011 Digital AlterNatives Video Contest as a part of the ‘Digital Natives with a Cause’ project. The contest revolves around the theme “Everyday Digital Native” and asks participants to share stories on what makes their everyday life “digital”.
3 January 2012
To mark the World AIDS Day in 2011 a photo exhibition of the project “AIDS- Open Faces” took place in Kiev. The exhibition was devoted to people whose life was affected by HIV/AIDS. It was organized by the private charity Elena Pinchuk AINTIAIDS Foundation. The pictures of HIV positive people and their families presented on the exhibition had been taken by a renowned photographer Brent Stirton from New York agency ‘Getty Images’.
12 December 2011
As a part of ORT treatment advocacy efforts, Ukrainian harm reduction activists produce videos which describe the situation around this problem, tell stories of real people who suffer because of inertness of the health care authorities and report the small successes in this regards.
6 December 2011
Activists of the Association of Substitution Treatment Advocates of Ukraine film and post personal stories of the therapy patients to demonstrate how the opiate replacement therapy could change the life of people living with a drug addiction for better.
6 October 2011
Phil Cash Cash is a linguist and a member of the Weyiiletpu (Cayuse) and Nuumiipuu (Nez Perce) Indigenous tribes of North America. He is also especially passionate about using the web 2.0 to preserve and revitalize the Nez Perce language, of which he estimates only 20-25 fluent speakers remain.
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.