|Thursday, July 5, 2007|
Global Voices Online has announced the first five citizen media outreach projects to receive Rising Voices microgrants.
"The overwhelming response is a testament to the global enthusiasm for citizen media that stretches from Southern Chile to rural Nigeria, from a village in Mali without electricity to urban Mongolia; from an orphanage in Ethiopia to a center for disabled HIV/AIDS patients in Kenya. The list goes on and on, but what all of the project proposals have in common is a desire to enable their communities to tell their own stories, to write their own first draft of history, to document their traditions and culture before they are washed away by the tides of globalization."
Congratulations to all those receiving the grant - I really believe this is a huge step for blogging outreach programmes!
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