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Global Voices Podcast: More From #GV2012 (Part 2)

  September 6, 2012

In this edition of the Global Voices Podcast you'll hear more from our Summit which took place in Nairobi, Kenya, back in July, including some of our contributors and selected academics from around the world were also invited to share their knowledge and learn from the community.

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A Look Back at Summit Travel Scholarship Winners

  September 3, 2012

At the recent Global Voices Summit held in Nairobi, Kenya in early July 2012, Rising Voices held a competition to provide travel scholarships to five microgrant applicants from Kenya and Uganda, who were unable to fund. This was an excellent opportunity to further engage these members of our community. Meet them and learn about their work.

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Global Voices Podcast: Jambo from Kenya! (Part 1)

  July 9, 2012

What is the future of online citizen media? In this edition (and the next) you will hear from editors, authors, co-founders and other participants at the 2012 Global Voices Citizen Media Summit in Nairobi to discuss the future of how we all work together online.

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Rising Voices: Wiring Offgrid Villages & Preserving Language Online

  July 3, 2012

Around the world, an emerging group of language activists are recognizing that participatory digital media can play a part in engaging and encouraging the next generation of speakers of endangered and indigenous languages. Eddie Avila (Bolivia), Oliver Stegen (Germany/Kenya), Abdoulaye Bah (Guinea) and Boukary Konaté (Mali) discuss the challenges.

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Are They Watching Me? Internet Surveillance

  July 3, 2012

Jillian York (Global Voices and Electronic Frontier Foundation) starts off this session by asking participants if they think their government is monitoring their electronic communications. She goes onto explore new trends in technical surveillance and censorship with Rob Faris (Berkman Center for Internet & Society), Ellery Biddle (Center for Democracy & Technology), Afef Abrougui (Global Voices, Tunisia) and Mohamed El Gohary (Global Voices, Egypt).

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Visualizing Data at Global Voices

  July 3, 2012

Gilad Lotan of SocialFlow introduces us to the recently popular world of data visualization and asks if it is actually advancing the stories we are telling? Panelists Tarek Amr (Global Voices, Egypt), Kepha Ngito (Map Kibera), Nathan Matias (MIT Media Lab) and Marek Tuszynski (Tactical Technology Collective) explore some answers.

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The Internet, SMS, and Participatory Health

  July 3, 2012

Participatory health media has been enabling citizens to tell their personal stories about the impact that health issues have had on their lives, but it can also play an important role in collecting and distributing vital information needed in developing countries.