"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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I learned to speak the language fluently, and was there at a really intense time in terms of the civil war, and a lot of the political uprisings that were going on. CH: Our headquarters office here in Oakland is staffed entirely by volunteers, and I always like people to know that of all of the foundation dollars, and donations and grant money that comes in, I divert 94% of it to our in-country operations. We have $2 donors out of Zimbabwe and $20,000 donors out of San Francisco.

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