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"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. . When listeners called, they were able to choose their language. Sullivan said that this dual language ability increased the complexity of the Freedom Fone interface quite a bit. . Melissa Ulbricht, MobileActive.org.

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

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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. The little girls are part of a culture, the Shona culture in Zimbabwe, as maybe you know, uses poetry. There are no men in Zimbabwe who are immune to these girls' attention.

Empowering Women Citizen Journalists: An Interview with Cristi Hegranes

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BB: Can you talk a little bit about the program, how long it is, what the women learn, and what some of the challenges are for them to make the training happen within their every day life? Are they women with families, are they young, are they old, and how are they fitting the training into what I am sure is a very busy, and already challenging life? We are training women at all levels in their life. We have $2 donors out of Zimbabwe and $20,000 donors out of San Francisco.

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