Winning Projects 2011: Create your Culture!

  • Winner

    Mashallah News

    Mashallah News is a novel platform to cover major cities between the Moroccan coast and the Iranian shores, featuring collective, independent, grass-root, dynamic and cross-cultural approaches. The website was launched in November 2010 with an initial coverage of six main cities in the region, and now covers fourteen different capitals and major urban areas. It is run by a collective of young journalists, graphic designers, photographers, and translators who come from diverse backgrounds and are either born in the region or chose to make it their home. In contrast to mainstream news coverage...
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    Play my Jamz

    Playmyjamz is a web application to strategically promote less privileged artists and their songs for free in the ever-changing and sometimes ruthless music industry. It encourages the upcoming artist to be focused and stay away from crime. Structural disadvantages, poverty and corruption make it virtually impossible for anyone with talent who has successfully recorded songs to promote these songs. The Playmyjamz application allows users to upload their favourite songs from the site, together with the musician’s profile and pictures, so that people can get to know them. Musicians invite their...
  • Winner

    THE GLOBAL EXPERIENCE e.V.

    The Global Experience is a non-governmental organization and worldwide community dedicated to promote intercultural understanding. The network acts globally by giving people a platform for intercultural exchange and local initiatives supporting various educational, environmental and developmental projects in partner countries. Starting with a group of five students in Germany in 2005, The Global Experience works today with an international staff of 44 young volunteers in 17 nations. Moreover, local student groups in Colombia, Poland, Vietnam, Namibia, Belgium and Zimbabwe have worked in...
  • Runner-Up

    the Voice of Youth

    the Voice of Youth (tVoY) is an award-winning network of over 300 young talents from about 100 educational institutes in Pakistan, India, Nigeria and Philippines. tVoY basically aims to cultivate relations between youth belonging to different strata of life. But behind this obvious reason, there lies a deeper reason – that is to create a forum where the youth of Pakistan could mingle and enrich each other by their perceptions and views. In a culturally, socially and linguistically diverse society like Pakistan, a huge ethnic divide is a curse. Diversity is not being taken as an advantage and...
  • Runner-Up

    YoungDads.TV

    YoungDads.TV is the first online support for young dads in the UK, designed and produced by the young dads themselves. The project aims to: • give young dads in the UK a voice • support young men to be active fathers • positively promote young dads • demonstrate that the whole family deserves support.