Tag: Voces Bolivianas

by David Sasaki

Despite Bolivia’s low internet penetration (among the lowest in Latin America at 4.4% compared to neighboring Chile’s 36.1%, according to El Deber), the citizen media project and Rising Voices grantee Bolivian Voices is determined to spread Web 2.0 well beyond Bolivia’s connected elite. Their latest initiative, Web 2.0 for Everyone, began Friday with a public [...] more »

by David Sasaki

Tellingly, when you search for “barcamps“ on Google, the first location-specific reference is not San Francisco, Boston, or Seattle. No, it’s Bangalore, once known for its large British military station, and today the so-called Silicon Valley of India. BarCamp Bangalore has already held six events over the past couple years, starting in April of 2006. [...] more »

by David Sasaki

Rising Voices aims not just to get new communities actively participating in the conversational web, but also to introduce their voices to mainstream media outlets so that, for once, under-represented communities are portrayed by their own residents. While the majority of the ten current Rising Voices outreach projects have been covered by mainstream media organization, [...] more »