Patricia Carolina Saucedo Añez

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Travelling Radio: Sound Postcards and Histories from Cali to Panama

  4 May 2015

Performers, communicators and scientists are working together on Hacia el Litoral. Acción Colectiva (On the Way to the Littoral: Collaborative Action), an initiative to give voice to the population dwelling in the lands located between Cali (Colombia) and the border with Panama: Hacia el litoral. Acción colectiva es una práctica artística, una...

A Chilean Real-Time Video App Launches at the Boston Marathon

  30 April 2015

The application RhinoBirdTV, developed by the Chilean Felipe Heusser, who founded the NGO Ciudadano Inteligente, allows users to share video experiences in real time. The makers of RhinoBirdTV hope their product will help facilitate a more democratic world by breaking down boundaries and connecting people through simple-to-distribute live videos. RhinoBirdTV chose to launch its Android version on...

‘Nappies in Adolescence': Alarming Number of Pregnant Teens in Venezuela

  28 April 2015

Desireé Lozano, blogging for Voces Visibles, urges attention be paid to the extremely high rate of teenage pregnancies in Venezuela, where 25% of the pregnancies are among young people, and the lack of an appropriate public policy to counter this phenomenon and its repercussions. Venezuelan statistics are the highest in South America...

Are Blogs an Endangered Species?

  23 April 2015

This text is part of the 46th #LunesDeBlogsGV (#MondayBlogsOnGlobalVoices) on March 23, 2015. On #LunesDeBlogsGV (#MondayOfBlogsOnGlobalVoices), we work to preserve blogs as an “endangered species”, confronting the challenges that threaten their existence in today's digital jungle. In a similar effort, the blogger Iván Lasso compiles stories about the future of blogging and the problems bloggers face today, when their...

What Does Hacking Education Mean?

  22 April 2015

Pedro Muller reflects on the lapse of the school system, an institution he says meant for a different historical context. In this regard, he notes the importance of two similar, but at the same time different, concepts: “to study” and “to be educated”: El educar se va más allá de...

Caracas #SmartCityHack Proposes Solutions to People's Problems

  17 April 2015

The Venezuelan edition of the Hackathon Smart Cities took place in Caracas from 6 to 8 March, 2015. Don't you know what a hackathon is? If so, read this post! The #SmartCityHack event was simultaneously organized in 27 cities by Global Datafest. “@forummedia: 5historias de querer es poder detrás del...

Finally, a Mobile App for Geolocated News in Latin America

  13 April 2015

FACTICO is the first mobile media designed in Latin America to geolocate information. But, what is app all about? FACTICO es la aplicación de noticias e información más innovadora y atractiva de América Latina. Nuestras notas son compactas y fáciles de leer, y todos nuestros contenidos están georreferenciados. La información más importante del...

Ecuador's Creeping Criminalization of Abortion

  13 April 2015

Marita Seara, blogging for Voces Visibles, warns about the growing criminalization of abortion in Ecuador, one of the most difficult countries in Latin America for women to obtain an abortion, second only to Venezuela.  Hay dos únicos casos en los cuales es permitido el aborto: cuando corre peligro la vida...

Peruvian Web Users Take the #LanguageChallenge

  9 April 2015

International Mother Language Day was celebrated on February 21, as a commemoration of the right every nation has to keep its own language, a key element of cultural identification. In Peru, there are 47 native languages, spoken by about 4 million people. To mark the occasion, the Office of Indigenous...

The Media's Role in Mexico's ‘Warped’ Democracy

  27 March 2015

Blogger Fernando Vázquez Rigada reflects on the role of the media in Mexico, a country where he says democracy is “warped” because it only works on a formal level, and society isn't adequately represented by the political institutions. He adds that Mexican media bear a huge responsibility in this issue....

#HackEC15 — An Open Data Challenge in Ecuador

  24 March 2015

As part of the Second International Conference on Democracy and Digital Government 2015 (ICEDEG 2015), the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers is hosting Hack Ecuador Challenge 2015 (HEC'15). The event welcomes Ecuadorians with open-data apps that promise to deliver needed services in local communities, improving the nation's online ecosystem, especially in the...

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