Sunday, June 29, 2008

Using Personal Media Tools in Health Projects to Empower Communities

This past weekend, the new grantees of the Rising Voices project were announced at the 2008 Global Voices Summit held in Budapest, Hungary. The six projects are funded by the Open Society Institute's Health Media Initiative, to promote health-focused citizen media outreach, through the use of blogs, podcasts, and online video to help further the advocacy goals of public health organisations, and to empower the communities they work with. The projects are from: Romania, South Africa, Ukraine, Russia and Congo. They all share a desire to train health activists to use new media in order to spread awareness about their work and the communities they serve. The complete announcement can be read on the Rising Voices site.

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