citizen media

Using SMS for Stories from Somalia: New on the Mobile Media Toolkit!

In the Horn of Africa, Somalia makes headlines but often only because of drought, famine, crisis, and insecurity. Al Jazeera recently launched Somalia Speaks to help amplify stories from people and their everyday lives in the region - all via SMS. 

Exploring Taboos: When Women Are Blamed for Being Harassed

The second round of workshops in the Exploring Taboos project was recently held in Cairo organized by Nazra team, and at the same time bloggers who took part in the first round of workshops kept on writing about social taboos in Egypt. Under the title “Sexual Rabies”, the blogger Freedom Fighter published post looking back at some of the sexual harassment that took place in early October, as people were celebrating the Muslim feast (Eid).

HiperBarrio: Voices Expressing Fear, Outrage And Hope

La Loma, Medellín. Image By Oso CC BY-NCLa Loma, Medellín. Image By Oso CC BY-NC

Drop-In Center: A Reason to Celebrate

Prescription for a substitution therapy drug

FOKO: Expansion And Collaborations

We have got some exciting updates from the FOKO Madagascar project. FOKO has completed its expansion efforts in Northern Madagascar. The SAVA region and Antsiranana are now part of the FOKO network. More news from the project Blog:

Voces Bolivianas: Honored For their Hard Work

The Voces Bolivianas Team. Photo by David Sasaki

Foko Welcomes Bloggers in Sava & Antsiranana and more cultural insights

These last weeks have seen a whirlwind of activities at FOKO : our bloggers travel, found photography clubs and celebrate their first year anniversary of blogging.

Ceibal Jam!: Creating Local Applications for Educational Needs in Uruguay

Last week we followed a group of volunteer students and professors from the University of the Republic who traveled to Santa Lucía, Uruguay to show primary school teachers how to incorporate the EduBlog platform into their classroom activities.

Ceibal Jam!: Creating Local Applications for Educational Needs in Uruguay

Last week we followed a group of volunteer students and professors from the University of the Republic who traveled to Santa Lucía, Uruguay to show primary school teachers how to incorporate the EduBlog platform into their classroom activities.

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