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A BRCK Update – Jan 2014

It’s been a busy few months for the BRCK team, as now the company has spun outside of Ushahidi and is it’s own commercial entity.

Training Videos by Farmers, for Farmers

Some days, community agricultural extension workers in India have to travel many miles between several villages in one day. Would it be possible to make these jobs easier through technology, to tap into existing organizational structures?

It's “Nerve-racking”! Getting our Storytellers Offline (and Back On Again)

Transom is an online resource for storytellers, mostly audio-based but delving into the world of visual digital media as well. They recent put on a six-week online workshop – based entirely on Facebook – with several Rising Voices writers participating.

Sending Video Letters from Oaxacan Indigenous Communities

Video has a way of shortening distances and transporting images from faraway places closer to local communities. That was one of the ideas behind the Videocartas (Video Letters) project – to help local communities separated by geographic distance speak directly to one another through video.

Security Tips in Emergencies

(Guest post, cross posted from Citizen Lab blog. The Author,Jennie Phillips is a PhD student working with the Citizen Lab at the University of Toronto.

Soap Operas for Cultural Preservation: Mexico's First Indigenous Telenovela

Here at Rising Voices, we often focus on new, digital media technologies as tools for social change. But what about the power of more traditional media, such as television, to empower indigenous communities? Thanks to a new production, indigenous Maya across Central America will get to share in one of Latin America’s greatest media legacies: telenovelas.

Weekly: Citizen Action in Philippines, OSCON / Portland Meetup

From Citizen Action in the Philippines to Data experiments to Translation help and Open Source Events, we’ve got an action mapped weekly.
Deployment of the Week
Citizen Action in the Philippines are the Deployment of the Week. CANA is all about building citizen action:

Cameras as Evidence: What does it mean for Ushahidians?

Deep in the mountains of Italy, Centro d’Ompio, we sat in a circle brainstorming Cameras as Evidence. What would it take to collect a good and actionable citizen report using photos or video?

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