The purpose of Rising Voices is “to help bring new voices from underrepresented communities to the global conversation through the use of citizen media“.

It’s a purpose that we’re pleased to support here at PocketCultures, because we want people from all countries of the world to join our online conversation.

In the past, Rising Voices has funded projects which train new bloggers in places which include Mongolia, Colombia, Yemen and Madagascar. We’ve featured some of those bloggers here on Blogs of the World.

Now, they are offering funding for new projects. Here’s what they are looking for:

innovative and detailed proposals to teach citizen media techniques to underrepresented communities that are poorly positioned to discover and take advantage of tools like blogging, video-blogging, or podcasting on their own

NGOs and individuals can apply, and the deadline is Friday, 4th February 2011. If you’re interested, check the Rising Voices site for full details and how to apply.

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About the author

Lucy is English and first ventured out of the UK she was 19. Since then she has lived in 4 different countries and tried to see as much of the world as possible. She loves learning languages, learning about different cultures and hearing different points of view.