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.

"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. . Saunderson-Meyer said it “provides a particularly important alternative communication medium for community radio stations in Zimbabwe, as no community radio stations have received licences to operate.” .

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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."

Empowering Women Citizen Journalists: An Interview with Cristi Hegranes

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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. We don't take government or corporate dollars for any of our funding through grants, or anything else.

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