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These posts are from Rising Voices, a Global Voices project that helps create and develop citizen media in places where people don't normally have access to it.

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10 April 2015

KaiKai News Trains Young Sierra Leoneans to Make Documentaries

KaiKai News empowers young Sierra Leoneans with documentary-making skills.

3 April 2015

Australian Kids Are Learning the Warumungu Language With a Radio Cockatoo’s Help

A white cockatoo named Pinangkarl is a central character in radio program and audio podcast "Pinarra Aku" teaching Australian children about the Warumungu Aboriginal language.

1 April 2015

Students Connect With Their Community Roots at Bolivia’s Aymara Indigenous University

A new citizen journalism project is bringing the voices of Aymara students from the Túpac Katari Indigenous University in Bolivia to the web.

31 March 2015

Myanmar Rural Villagers Share Their Development Plans Through Facebook

"It is a valuable method because it identifies what the community truly needs, instead of what we think they might need.”

27 March 2015

Bringing the Muisca Language Back from Extinction, One Word at a Time

Even though the indigenous language Muisca is extinct, a group of Colombians are using wikis, mobile apps, and social media to breathe new life into the language.

22 March 2015

Giving Voice and Hope to the ‘Forgotten’ Victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines

"Solidarity is a rainbow that inspires people to overcome the tragedies that threatened to destroy their lives."

21 March 2015

Cambodia’s Women Bloggers (Cloghers) Document Challenges of Rural Life

As part of the Rising Voices project, Cloghers (female bloggers) from Cambodia, share stories of garment workers, students in rural schools and a river clean up initiative in Phnom Penh.

18 March 2015

Looking Beyond Boko Haram: Rediscovering the Ténéré Desert in Niger

Niger is at war with Boko Haram. Let's not forget, though, that Niger is also home to many projects and is a land full of natural beauty and poetry.

A Crowdsourced Project to Map the Amazon

Mapazonia is a crowdsourced collaborative mapping project focused in the Amazon region in South America.

26 February 2015

Australians Shake Up Internet With Indigenous #MotherLanguage Tweets

Australians joined people from around the world for International Mother Language Day by tweeting in indigenous languages.

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