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27 July 2010
Nesma Gewily is the coordinator of the Mokattam Blog Tales project in the Masaken Alzelzal - Alhadba Alwosta neighborhood of Cairo, Egypt. In this video, Nesma describes the project, in partnership with the Alwan Wa Awtar organization, which will teach the neighborhood's teenagers how to document and tell the story of their community using citizen media tools.
24 July 2010
Fatma Emam, one of the team members from Nazra, provides a history and overview of the initiative, as well as an introduction to the "Exploring Taboos" project. These workshops are part of the Rising Voices-supported projects in Egypt.
18 July 2010
Kwanele Butana is a coordinator of the Citizen Journalism Program of the Grocott's Mail newspaper in Grahamstown, South Africa. The program is part of "the News is Coming" project funded by the Knight News Challenge. In this video, Kwanele describes what it means for the citizen journalists to write about their local community.
11 December 2009
Ghaida'a al-Absi is the leader of Empowerment of Women Activists in Media Techniques in Yemen, which provides digital media training courses to Yemeni women activists.
24 November 2009
Rodrigo Nogueira is the Editor of Viva Favela, a Rio de Janeiro-based citizen journalism project of Viva Rio. Viva Favela's coverage of the aftermath following a helicopter which was shot down by drug dealers in Rio De Janeiro was featured on Global Voices earlier this month.
28 October 2009
Pavel Kutsev is the co-founder of Drop-In Center, a Ukrainian organization which advocates for the rights of the injection drug user communication and for better national policy related to substitution therapy. In this video he gives us a basic introduction to the "harm reduction from injection drug use" movement, and summarizes the outcomes of a recent conference in Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine which sought to establish a national network of harm reduction acti
10 October 2009
Eric Newton is the vice president of the journalism program at Knight Foundation. He describes the annual $5 million Knight News Challenge, which aims to bring about news innovation by supporting new technologies and techniques to bring news and information to specific geographic communities around the world. He offers some examples of projects that have been funded including Rhodes University in South Africa, Freedom Fone in Zimbabwe, Ushahidi in Kenya, and the Sochi Olympics citizen journalism project in Russia, and also provides some tips for applicants seeking funding.
Amadou M. Ba is the co-founder and president of AllAfrica.com, the largest online aggregator and distributor of news from Sub-Saharan Africa in English and French. Amadou tells us about the history of AllAfrica.com, the major challenges facing African leaders in the media sector, and how funders can most effectively support a vibrant media space in Africa.
9 October 2009
Felipe Vaz is the coordinator of Instituto Overmundo, which promotes access to knowledge and cultural diversity in Brazil through innovative practices in communication, intellectual property, and technology. Felipe describes Brazil's "LAN house revolution."
8 October 2009
Vanessa Mazal is a program officer at the Bill & Melinda Gates Global Development Program. In this interview she talks about the differences and complementary nature of media development and media for development. She also tells us about a new Gates Foundation initiative in partnership with Highway Africa.