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Re: Janet Feldman creates Rising Voices' Blogging Positively Guide

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  • Andrius Kulikauskas
    Janet, Congratulations on creating the e-guide Blogging positively ! Blogging Positively Guide Encourages Open Conversations About HIV/AIDS
    Message 1 of 1 , Aug 27, 2009
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      Janet, Congratulations on creating the e-guide "Blogging positively"!
      "Blogging Positively Guide Encourages Open Conversations About HIV/AIDS"

      Thank you for making great use of our Worknets chat room! and thereby
      making real our vision of a "help room"! Please do let us know how we
      can ever support you, what tasks we might do that would help you, and
      we'll include them in our task list
      http://www.worknets.org/wiki.cgi?Tasks I share your letter. Andrius
      Kulikauskas, Minciu Sodas, http://www.ms.lt, ms@...

      Janet Feldman wrote:
      > [Attachment(s) <#TopText> from Janet Feldman included below]
      > Dear Friends,
      > I am delighted to announce the publication of an e-guide, authored by
      > yours truly, on the topic of blogging and HIV/AIDS. There may be some
      > interest here at HH, and also within other MS groups and forums, to
      > utilize this guide to enhance the work of members, and how exciting
      > that would be!
      > I know we have many members in Africa whose lives are touched directly
      > in some way by the pandemic, and we could hopefully combine that with
      > the ICTs-related skills and capabilities they have already, or which
      > they are in the process of developing.
      > Immense thanks to Andrius for the invaluable use of the Worknets space
      > for our chats, which formed the basis of the guide, and hopefully we
      > can use this space again to discuss action plans for
      > the implementation of the guide's educational contents and
      > recommendations.
      > Also included is a case-study on REPACTED (bravo, Dennis!!!), which is
      > a role-model in the field of citizen-media used to address HIV/AIDS.
      > I look forward to your feedback, and to working together to "make AIDS
      > history". With greatest blessings and appreciation, Janet
      > ----- Original Message -----
      > *From:* David Sasaki <mailto:osopecoso@...>
      > *To:* Rising Voices <mailto:risingvoices@...>
      > *Sent:* Tuesday, August 25, 2009 9:45 PM
      > *Subject:* [Rising Voices] Blogging Positively Guide Encourages Open
      > Conversations About HIV/AIDS
      > Dear All,
      > We are pleased to announce the release of "Blogging Positively
      > <http://rising.globalvoicesonline.org/guides/>," a collection of case
      > studies, interviews, and best practices about citizen media related to
      > HIV/AIDS. You will be introduced to some of the leaders and veterans
      > of the HIV-positive and HIV/AIDS-related blogging communities, and
      > also to citizen media projects which aim to spread more awareness
      > about the pandemic.
      > The guide contains tips for workshop facilitators and teachers, and
      > points readers to helpful resources for new bloggers just getting started.
      > The Blogging Positively project
      > <http://globalvoicesonline.org/2009/02/14/blogging-positively-join-the-global-conversation-on-hivaids/> began
      > two years ago when Kenyan blogger Serina Kalande
      > <http://serinaserina.wordpress.com/>, volunteered to lead a working
      > group to discuss how citizen media can best be implemented in the
      > field of HIV/AIDS. Many of the project proposals we've received
      > at Rising Voices <http://rising.globalvoicesonline.org/about/> have
      > been related to spreading awareness about the pandemic
      > <http://wiki.rising.globalvoicesonline.org/AIDS+Blogger+Network>.
      > We wanted to learn from those proposals - and also from existing
      > citizen media initiatives - to better understand how new media tools
      > can be used most effectively to spread awareness and encourage
      > discussion about HIV/AIDS-related topics. We also wanted to better
      > understand some of the risks and obstacles facing bloggers who are
      > HIV-positive, or who regularly write about HIV/AIDS-related topics.
      > Three online chats
      > <http://globalvoicesonline.org/2009/03/04/blogging-positively-live-chat-about-hivaids-on-march-6/> brought
      > together people from all over the world, and from a wide range of
      > fields. In addition to the creation of this guide, the participants of
      > the chats collaborated on the creation of a map-based directory of
      > HIV-positive bloggers
      > <http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&oe=UTF8&msa=0&msid=116925014949105791191.00045c9dd6cebd5e130f5> who
      > bravely defy stigma and discrimination to communicate their situation
      > to the rest of the world.
      > To celebrate the release of the Blogging Positively guide, which has
      > been two years in the making, today we begin a one-week campaign to
      > update our map of HIV positive bloggers
      > <http://globalvoicesonline.org/specialcoverage/world-aids-day-2008/>.
      > If you are a positive blogger, or blog about HIV/AIDS, or if you have
      > suggestions for links to add to the directory, please send a message
      > to Global Voices Public Health Editor Juhie Bhatia
      > <http://globalvoicesonline.org/author/juhie-bhatia/> (juhiebhatia@...
      > <mailto:juhiebhatia@...>).
      > The Blogging Positively guide was authored by Janet Feldman of
      > the Kenya AIDS Intervention Prevention Project Group
      > <http://www.kaippg.org/> and ActAlive <http://www.actalive.org/>,
      > which encourages the use of the arts and media to address HIV/AIDS and
      > other human-development challenges. Additional contributions were made
      > by Solana Larsen
      > <http://globalvoicesonline.org/author/solana-larsen/>, Sahar Romani
      > <http://www.kalammarginswrite.org/>, and Juhie Bhatia
      > <http://globalvoicesonline.org/author/juhie-bhatia/>. Daudi Were
      > <http://www.mentalacrobatics.com/think/> coined the term "Blogging
      > Positively."
      > The importance and impact of this guide depends on our collective
      > ability to get it into the hands of activists, and to encourage their
      > contributions to the global conversation that is curated and amplified
      > everyday on the Global Voices website
      > <http://globalvoicesonline.org/>. Please consider sharing this with
      > your network of friends and blogging about it. If there are HIV/AIDS
      > organizations and support groups in your region, please send them a
      > copy of the guide.
      > Finally, if you would like to learn more about what bloggers around
      > the world have to say about the AIDS pandemic, don't miss
      > our /Conversations for a Better World
      > <http://globalvoicesonline.org/-/special/conversations-better-world/>/ series
      > which has so far featured commentary about HIV/AIDS from bloggers
      > based in Africa
      > <http://globalvoicesonline.org/2009/07/23/africa-bloggers-discuss-hivaids-among-gay-african-men/>, China
      > <http://globalvoicesonline.org/2009/08/13/blogging-with-hiv-love-is-still-possible/>, Cambodia
      > <http://globalvoicesonline.org/2009/08/18/cambodia%E2%80%99s-aids-colony/>,
      > and the Middle East & North Africa
      > <http://globalvoicesonline.org/2009/08/19/bloggers-reflect-on-hivaids-awareness-in-arab-world/>.
      > Best Regards,
      > David Sasaki
      > Rising Voices
      > Attachment(s) from Janet Feldman
      > 2 of 2 File(s)
      > blogging-positively-banner-800.gif
      > <http://d.yimg.com/kq/groups/16768633/1967270084/name/blogging-positively-banner-800%2Egif>
      > Blogging Positively.pdf
      > <http://d.yimg.com/kq/groups/16768633/688762590/name/Blogging%20Positively%2Epdf>
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