"Press 2 for Chickens": Innovating African Radio Stations

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Two years ago, Bev Clark, the co-founder of Kubatana.net , was awarded a large grant in the Knight News Challenge for Freedom Fone, an open-source software platform for distributing news and information through interactive voice response (IVR) technology. . One question Farm Radio International is currently looking into is what made these repeat users call again and again and really use the IVR. Melissa Ulbricht, MobileActive.org.

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Using Photography to Change the World: An Interview with Paola Gianturco

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And, at a time when the international women's movement is facing challenges, it would be great to have a reminder that good news is going on, that good work is being done, that progress is happening. A high school English teacher in Zimbabwe, whose name is Betty Makoni , began hearing stories from her students after school, that they had been raped. The children are ages 6-16, and they're making huge strides by leading a national movement against child rape in Zimbabwe.

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Empowering Women Citizen Journalists: An Interview with Cristi Hegranes

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The Press Institute for Women in the Developing World is an international nonprofit organization and citizen journalism initiative. Cristi Hegranes: My name is Cristi Hegranes and I am the President and Founder of The Press Institute for Women in the Developing World which is an international nonprofit organization that was founded in order to train women in developing countries to become investigative reporters to report their own news.

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Women Who Light the Dark by Paola Gianturco

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Women Who Light the Dark by photojournalist Paola Gianturco (powerHouse books, September 2007) begins with a profile of Betty Makoni and the Girl Child Network in Zimbabwe. In her post, Gratitude: Musings After My Incarceration in Zimbabwe , she describes Women Who Light the Dark as, "an incredible book about women all over the globe who use their imagination and passion to create change."