15 May 2013
Working with the power of user generated content to improve humanitarian disaster relief, Micromappers organizes digital volunteers around the world to easily and quickly process social media-based information during crises.
7 May 2013
In the Dominican Republic, there are 93 community technology centers and counting, part of a nationwide effort to bring computer and Internet access to some of the most remote corners of the country.
3 May 2013
Rising Voices is saddened to hear about the death of Dennis Kimambo, who was an integral part of the RV grantee project REPACTED in Nakuru, Kenya. Close friend and colleague Janet Feldman writes this tribute to the life and work of Dennis and how he impacted his local community through magnet theater and outreach to youth.
30 April 2013
Bringing citizen journalists' content into the mainstream, Demotix began in 2007 to address the changing landscape of media. Rising Voices spoke with the company's founder about the next steps for citizen media.
29 April 2013
Wikimedia has released the Commons app for iOS and Android that allows you to quickly and easily upload photos to Wikimedia Commons as a way to help illustrate the world’s largest encyclopedia and make knowledge come to life for millions of readers around the globe.
Update on the Storymaker app! The team travels to Erbil, in northern Iraq, to troubleshoot the beta version and train local journalists.
27 April 2013
Rising Voices is pleased to announce that we will be a media partner for the 4th Global Forum on Telecentres to be held in Granada, Spain on May 28-29, 2013. The gathering will focus on how people, innovation, and sustainability are fundamental for these important community spaces that encourage citizen participation.
25 April 2013
Rising Voices is pleased to announce the five newest members to join its global community of citizen media grantees. Each of the selected projects will receive microgrants to implement their proposed project to teach others how to use various citizen media tools. Please join RV in congratulating and welcoming the five projects from Argentina, Bhutan, Fiji, Mexico, and Niger.
23 April 2013
Thanks to a new feature on the Endangered Languages Project (ELP) website, language activists who may not have ready access to a digital video camera can now make their own contribution towards the revitalization of their endangered language online. The new “Add a Video” feature allows users to create their own citizen media by recording a video directly from their computer's webcam for upload and sharing with the wider community.
22 April 2013
The Tentative Collective is an initiative collaborating with various marginalised and migrant communities to produce short films made with cell phones, and organising rickshaw-powered film screenings around Karachi.