On April 17-19, 2013, activists from collectives and organizations across thirteen Latin American countries and Spain will gather in La Paz, Bolivia to share experiences, strategies, and ideas with one another. To follow the proceedings, the hashtag #REactivxs will be used throughout the event. A map of participating organizations will be collected on the Datea.pe platform.
Latest posts by Eduardo Avila
17 April 2013
18 March 2013
What is it like to be a student at the Indigenous University of Venezuela? Three students from the department of edu-communication recently took part in a workshop led by Rising Voices in order to learn how to take better digital photographs and how to upload and share them on the internet.
11 December 2012
Talks, workshops, and exhibitions are all part of the schedule for the National Free Software Festival to be held in Managua, Nicaragua on December 12, 2012. There will also be a celebration of Creative Commons’ 10th Anniversary with a featured round-table discussion about free licenses and copyright issues.
23 November 2012
2 November 2012
The "Independent Electoral Citizen Observation Platform" is gearing up to encourage Nicaraguans to use digital technologies to monitor and report on the upcoming municipal elections on November 4. In addition to the direct reports to the site, they are encouraging netizens to use the hashtag #YoObservo (I Observe) before and during the election day.
25 October 2012
Global Voices seeks a Rising Voices Editor to produce and manage its online content flow related to citizen media development and outreach in global underrepresented communities. Find out more about this exciting opportunity.
17 August 2012
August was supposed to be a month of prolonged celebration after the Paraguayan government transferred some 4600 hectares of ancestral lands back to the Aché indigenous community of Kuetuvy. However, an ongoing conflict with peasant groups that claim that this land should be ruled in excess has put a damper on this joyous occasion.
19 July 2012
Meet Margarita Mbywangi, at the age of five, she was taken from her parents and sold several times into forced domestic labor. Since then she has become a key Aché indigenous leader and even a Cabinet Minister. Mbywangi is now sharing her personal story through Rising Voices.
17 May 2012
In early May 2012, a series of Web 2.0 workshops were held for Education professors from the Teacher Training Superior School (ESFM for its initials in Spanish). The event's objective was to help the professors and their students begin to create digital media content in the Aymara language. Victoria Tinta from Global Voices in Aymara shares a summary of the workshop and its results.