Grantees

These are the citizen media outreach projects that Rising Voices are currently supporting.

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Past Rising Voices Grantees

These are our alumni projects that are no longer being maintained by Rising Voices. Click to see a full list.

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Friends of Januária

In the Brazilian town of Januária, a local organization called the Friends of Januária are engaging residents of the town, especially focusing on youth, teaching them how to use citizen media tools for greater civic participation.

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Mapping for Niger

University students in Niamey are using OpenStreetMap tools to take part in a collaborative open-source humanitarian mapping project.

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Youth Voices of Bandim and Enterramento

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.

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Aché Djawu (The Aché Word)

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.

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Bhutan

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.

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Radio Los Inestables

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.

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Tukuni Yadua

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.

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Dizha Kieru

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.

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Llaqtaypa Riymaynin

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.

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Xela Civic Libraries

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.

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Blind Dates

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.

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Karen Border News

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.

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Ségou Villages Connection

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.