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14 July 2014

“South of South” is Free Music – Assembly!

The 2014 Rising Voices grantee projects are getting started. Throughout the year, we will be hearing about their progress through monthly blog posts. The first comes from the South of South project in Mérida, Mexico, which will be working with local musicians to connect and share local music online, including songs in indigenous languages.

11 July 2014

Fill Your Summer With Learning: 7 New Online Courses

We've trolled the web to come up with seven ways you can make sure you don't get bored over summer vacation... new courses available online focus on journalism, computer science, and creativity-boosting.

8 July 2014

4 July 2014

The Amp #16: June 21 to July 4

Our biweekly newsletter the Amp is out, chock full of opportunities, funding, scholarships, and articles to keep you up on new developments in digital media around the world.

3 July 2014

How Technology Is Helping People Learn—and Even Save—the World's Languages

Forward thinkers are harnessing the unprecedented power of technology to bring languages back from the brink of extinction, and in rare cases, to resurrect an extinct language.

25 June 2014

How a Local Newspaper in India Is Empowering Rural Women to Write About Their Communities

Khabar Lahariya is an award-winning rural weekly newspaper published in local languages and run by 40 women. We spoke with editorial coordinator Poorvi Bhargava to find out more.

24 June 2014

Citizen Media How To: Boosting Visibility For Your Videos

The Video4Change network recently produced three more freely available guides, including a "Video Compression Guide", a "Guide to Video Distribution Sites", and "How to Host a Film Screening".

23 June 2014

Palestine: Putting Daily Life in the Picture

Visualizing Palestine strives make international public opinion aware of daily hardships in Palestine. They transform numbers into creative narrative visuals, and were recently given a jury's award for best Social Activism by the Best of the Blogs competition.

20 June 2014

The Amp #15: June 6 to 20

Our biweekly newsletter the Amp is out, chock full of opportunities, funding, scholarships, and articles to keep you up on new developments in digital media around the world.

19 June 2014

Crowdsourcing Helps Bangladeshi Students Read With Their Fingertips

Banglabraille is a new project using Unicode and crowdsourcing techniques to create textbooks for tens of thousands of visually impaired students in Bangladesh.