These are the citizen media outreach projects that Rising Voices are currently supporting.
Centre for Media and Democracy in Bhutan provides audio podcasting workshops to the communities of Samtse, Trongsa, Kanglung, Thimpu, and Paro to have online conversations about the country's emerging democracy.
Radio “Los Inestables” complements the live radio program broadcast with patients at the local psychiatric hospital in Córdoba, Argentina with the production of audio podcasts managed and created by the participants.
The National Trust of Fiji (NTF) will work in conjunction with the local community of Denimanu on the isolated island of Yadua in Fiji to train young villagers to tell the story through the use of digital video and photography of decades of conservation and protection of the crested iguana.
Through a partnership with the Department of Geography at the Abdou Moumouni University in Niamey, Niger, students from the campus Geography Club will come together to form a Volunteer Technical Community (VTC) to discover the needs and the stories of their surrounding community. Using OpenStreetMap tools, the team will learn skills needed to take part in a collaborative open-source humanitarian mapping project.
Dizha Kieru is a local community radio station located in the indigenous Zapotec village of Talea de Castro in Oaxaca, Mexico that will train local residents to become community news gatherers through in-person reporting or through collection via SMS or phone calls from citizens taking advantage of the community-owned and operated GSM mobile network.
The project Llaqtaypa Riymaynin (Voices of my Community) aims to use audio podcasts to revitalize the Quechua language by residents from the rural town of Haquira, now living in the urban community of Lima.
Three rural libraries in the Guatemalan villages of Huitán, San Carlos Sija, Cabricán in the Quetzaltenango or “Xela” Department will explore ways that they can open their doors through citizen media for local residents to participate more actively in society.
The NGO Associação Amigos das Crianças seeks to teach the youth of the neighborhoods of Bandim and Enterramento in Bissau, Guinea-Bissau how to use digital photography and video to document life in their surrounding community. The project will allow youth from the different neighborhoods to interact with and learn about youth in another part of the capital.
Six Aché indigenous communities in Paraguay will use citizen media to tell the stories of their rich culture and reflect back on their difficult past. These digital tools will also allow the six communities to communicate with one another for ongoing support.
The Blind Dates projects in Thessaloniki, Greece, is working with students from the local blind community to use technologies available for the visually impaired in order to share experiences about accessibility and policies facing their community.
The Karen state is cautiously emerging from six decades of civil war, following a ceasefire agreement. To help monitor the situation along the Burmese/Thai border, the Karen Student Network Group will train citizen journalists to use podcasts to help tell the story of these transition period in the region's history.
Bait al Karama is a women's center in the Old City of Nablus in Palestine that provides opportunities for culinary social enterprises for local women. The center seeks to teach its members how to use citizen media to document and record personal and family stories about the origins and the traditions of local cuisine.
The Powhatan or Virginia Algonquian language has been extinct for more than two centuries. A new project is attempting to teach a new generation to read, write, and speak this Native American language, and will explore how citizen media can play a large role in this process.
In the Brazilian town of Januária, a local organization called the Friends of Januária, has been a champion of transparency and accountability within the local municipal government. Now they are engaging residents of the town, especially focusing on youth, teaching them how to use citizen media tools for greater civic participation.
The Ségou Village Connection project seeks to link residents living in the rural villages of the Ségou region in Mali with former residents that now live in the larger cities through the use of mobile reporting and communication.
The Indian organization Transparent Chennai is working with local fishing communities in southern Chennai to help them document land use and other space-related issues through participatory map making activities, including geo-tagged photographs made my local youth.
These are our alumni projects that are no longer being maintained by Rising Voices. Click to see a full list.