With a population of over 230 million, Indonesia is the world’s fourth-most populous nation, and youth make up more than a quarter of the population. With more than 43 million Facebook accounts and 19 million active Twitter users, Indonesia boasts the second highest number of social media users in Asia. Read more »
Over 1,000 people converged on the American University of Armenia from June 9-10, 2012 for the 4th Annual BarCamp Yerevan. This year’s event was the largest ever, with more than 1,300 IT specialists, software developers, bloggers, civic activists, and curious newbies attending. Read more »
Advancements in digital media and a global downturn in media revenue have inspired new content-sharing agreements among outlets that ensure access to more multimedia content for more media outlets and their audiences.
But with increasing pressure on systems to store, organize and provide searchable content, “going digital” requires investment in digital archive management for media organizations and content creators in an era where digital storage technology is evolving so rapidly that systems become obsolete almost as soon as they are up and running. Read more »
Yasmine Amin, a young journalist in Aswan, Egypt, established a public campaign using social media tools to address discrimination against women and tribal power in elections.
“The winds of the Tahrir Revolution have not been felt strongly in Aswan,” said Amin, whose campaign grew out of a workshop as part of Internews’ “Partners II: Media and Youth for Community Participation” project. Read more »
Growing out of a Kabul-based master class on peace and citizen journalism, Pul-e-Jawan (Bridges of Youth) has become a platform and ongoing exchange of ideas for young people involved in media in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and India.
“Pul-e-Jawan is the only platform that I know where nationals of the three nations discuss and share their thoughts on regional issues,” said Hameed Tasal, a web developer and blogger from Kabul. “It provided me with an opportunity to share my own experiences and thoughts with this special group.” Read more »
The Internews Center for Innovation & Learning is excited to announce the official launch of its web site: innovation.internews.org. The web site is a resource for media, technology, and development practitioners seeking to push the boundaries of innovation.
Through the series of seminars “Youth Ideas in New and Traditional Media,” Internews has been teaching youth in cities and towns throughout Kyrgyzstan to use traditional and online media to help solve local problems. Read more »
The second annual Central Asia-wide Social Innovation Camp took place from May 31-June 2 in Almaty, Kazakhstan. Fifty young web designers, programmers, bloggers and activists were selected to take part of the event out of 138 applicants from Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan. Read more »
Transparency is hard to come by in the bureaucratic process of land rights in Ukraine. Deriban.net, a crowdsourced web site, was launched to give individuals, journalists, and legal advocates a way to track and report violations of land rights and usage. Watch Crowdsourcing Land Rights in Ukraine to understand the problem and the project. Read more »