Winning Projects 2013: Pursue Truth!

  • Winner

    B The media & Kalabash

    Magamba is a youth and cultural activist network using the arts since 2007 as a vehicle for expression under the highly restrictive conditions current in Zimbabwe. Magamba started the B the Media campaign in 2011, to promote free expression and demand accountability through new forms of media activism. Through workshops, young people gain skills in blogging, podcasts, video blogging, and newsletter writing, to cover both events that they organize themselves, as well as other social, cultural and political events. By providing a space where young Zimbabweans can express themselves, B the...
  • Winner

    Social Cops

    A belief that citizens’ voice can be harnessed as a resource led to the invention of Social Cops, a technology platform that crowd-sources citizen reports regarding civic issues and forwards them to relevant authorities. Google maps integration & GPS tracking allows to identify the relevant authority in a given case and to forward the complaint to the authority involved via a customized dashboard with automated daily/weekly analytics. The institution involved in the project can easily engage with citizens by sending notifications, emails, SMS directly via the dashboard. Social Cops uses...
  • Winner

    YES AYV Creative Youth Media Project

    The Yes AYV Creative youth media project was launched in 2011 with the support of UNHABITAT and Adobe Youth Voices. Over one hundred under-served youth were trained in digital media creation. Yes AYV has been a telling success, polishing young people’s skills in teamwork, self-expression, interactive dialogue and digital journalism so that they are able to report on issues relevant to their lives. By learning to create and publish digital media on interactive social platforms, once deprived youth have turned into active participants addressing the public interest of their community, country...
  • Runner-Up

    Keepo

    Keepo is a digital platform; purposely designed to help small medias, journalists, writers or others in developing their existences. Keepo elimininates all difficulties; since it's free and has the features needed to manage and develop medias. Keepo offers opportunities for people who wants to speak out to have their own medias. From the spot to create, easy ways to post and manage informations, monitoring and interacting with viewers.
  • Runner-Up

    OpinionNigeria

    OpinionNigeria.com is Nigeria’s number one public opinion platform, where today’s topical issues are brought, analyzed and draw up lines between success and failure. The concept of Opinion Nigeria is to give voice to the people through the web. It is dedicated to informing and educating people, as well as allowing individuals in there various areas of interest to take part in contributing through there structured analysis.