Swara Tech Articles

Video Post: Voices Across the Digital Divide Presentation

This is a video Arjun recorded while in Indonesia with Internews to replicate the CGNet Swara experiment for RuaiTV in West Kalimantan, Indonesia. RuaiTV are supported locally by AirPutih and Harry Surjadi who is a Knight International Journalism Fellow working with the International Center for Journalists. Like this:Like Loading…

Swara meets Ushahidi

A couple of months ago, while I was visiting Borneo, I was looking at the Swara blog interface and wondering if there was some way to make it more exciting and informative, so that even people who didn’t necessarily want to wade through audio files could still get a clear visual snapshot of the subjects…

Voices Across the Digital Divide — Using Audio Portals to Connect Communities

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Human beings are the only species on earth with the ability to communicate complex ideas through language. Speaking and listening have been the basis of human society since people started living in communities. In fact, the words “community” and “communication” share a common etymology. Read more… Like this:Like Loading…

Swara in Indonesia

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Note: This article draws on several comparisons between India and Indonesia in terms of connectivity and chinese culture. As more replications of the Swara technology happen across the developing world, I hope to draw a baseline that is shared by many countries. Ever since the CGNet Swara pilot in Chhattisgarh (India) went viral, we’ve been…

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