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  • Pamela McLean
    ... Subject: (ISF) Microgrant funding of up to $5,000 for new media outreach projects Date: Thu, 7 Jun 2007 21:30:02 EDT From: Dgriesmann@aol.com To:
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      Subject: (ISF) Microgrant funding of up to $5,000 for new media
      outreach projects
      Date: Thu, 7 Jun 2007 21:30:02 EDT
      From: Dgriesmann@...
      To: CHRISTIANDEV@..., Grants@...,
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      I have just posted an article about a microgrant for media outreach and
      technology at the CharityChannel's Don Griesmann's Grant Opportunities.

      Rising Voices, the outreach arm of Global Voices, is now accepting
      project proposals for the first round of microgrant funding of up to
      $5,000 for new media outreach projects. Ideal applicants will present
      innovative and detailed proposals to teach citizen media techniques to
      communities that are poorly positioned to discover and take advantage of
      tools like blogging, video-blogging, and podcasting on their own.
      Applicants from countries outside of North America and Western Europe
      are especially encouraged to apply As the Internet becomes more
      accessible to more people, as computers become cheaper, and as software
      applications move from the desktop to the web, the so-called digital
      divide seems to be narrowing. In its place, however, we see a
      participation gap in which the vast majority of blogs, podcasts, and
      online video are being produced in middle-class neighborhoods in major
      cities around the world. Rising Voices aims to help bring new voices
      from new communities and speaking new languages to the conversational
      web, by providing resources and funding to local groups reaching out to
      underrepresented communities. Examples of potential projects include:

      * Purchasing an affordable digital video camera and teaching a group of
      rural students how to produce an ongoing video-blog documentary about
      the lives of their grandparents.

      * Organizing a regular workshop on blogging and photography at a local
      orphanage. Portions of the budget could be used on cheap digital cameras
      and Internet cafe costs so that participants could describe their local
      neighborhoods to a global audience with text and photos.

      * Working with a local NGO or social entrepreneur so that their
      challenges, successes, and stories are told to a global audience.

      * Translating our new media curriculum to an indigenous language, like
      Quechua or Wolof, that is currently not represented in the blogosphere
      or “ podosphere.” Then use the learning modules to encourage bloggers to
      write in those languages.

      The deadline is June 15, 2007.

      For the full information see -


      My best,

      Donald A. Griesmann, Esq. (NJ)
      Fairport NY
      Don Griesmann's Grant Opportunities

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