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These posts are from Rising Voices, a Global Voices project that helps create and develop citizen media in places where people don't normally have access to it.


Stories about Rising Voices

28 September 2015

Text-to-Speech Software Teaches How to Pronounce Words in Quechua on Social Media

Hinantin is a project aiming to develop Quechua-related software that spreads the indigenous language online through various social networks.

10 September 2015

An Animated History of How the Cherokee Have Adapted Their Language for Technology

This is the video story of how the Cherokee language has adapted and evolved over time to be used with the newest communication technologies introduced to society.

9 August 2015

Making the Culture and Language of Peru's Nomatsigenga People Accessible and Enduring

The Cultural Archive of the Nomatsigenga Language and Culture promises to be a blueprint for indigenous knowledge preservation in South America.

6 August 2015

Meet the Humans of Kibera, Africa's Largest Slum

The story, in pictures, of the lives and challenges of residents of Africa's largest urban slum.

31 July 2015

This Is What Happens When You Give Power to the ‘Chicas’

Chicas Poderosas is a movement that trains women in journalism to help bring more diversity to newsrooms in Latin America.

23 July 2015

Shipibo Stories Pass to the Next Generation—With a Little Help From Digital Media

In the Peruvian Amazon, the Chariboan Joi citizen journalism project has been training young Shipibo to digitally capture traditional stories from their elders to preserve their language and culture.

8 July 2015

The Aymara Indigenous University, a Path Towards Helping Native Communities in Bolivia

A citizen journalism project provides students from the Aymara Indigenous University of Bolivia "Túpac Katari" the opportunity to write about their experiences in this unique university.

3 July 2015

A Workshop Gathers Digital Activists Revitalizing Indigenous Languages in Colombia

Indigenous youth from across Colombia gathered in Bogotá to share experiences and join the network of indigenous language digital activists.

30 June 2015

Ecuador's Sarayaku People Are Preserving Their Identity Through Video

Sarayaku youth in Ecuador are using new technologies to preserve their cultural identity and ancestral legends.

12 June 2015

The Newly Updated Indic Keyboard App Now Supports 22 Asian Languages

A mobile input app called Indic Keyboard's newest release now supports language input in 22 Asian languages including 18 Indian languages apart from English, with 54 input layouts.

10 June 2015

The Question Plaguing Post-War Bosnia and Herzegovina: Who Am I?

After a violent battle for independence in the 1990s, Bosnia-Herzegovina remains one of Europe's most ethnically diverse countries. What does it mean to be Bosnian-Herzegovinian in Bosnia and Herzegovina today?

5 June 2015

Water Is Life for Ecuador's Sarayaku People

Digital video direct from the Sarayaku territory in the Ecuadorian Amazon is helping to showcase the ongoing commitment to protect their lands from oil, gas, and mineral extraction.

2 June 2015

Readers Can Now Enjoy Little Red Riding Hood and Other Fairy Tales in the Cree Language

Through the efforts of a blogger, popular fairy tales and fables are now available in the Cree language in an attempt to encourage greater literacy in this native language.

31 May 2015

Odia Wikipedia Set to Celebrate 13 Years of Volunteer Contributions

A project that was virtually unknown a few years back with monthly page views in the low thousands recorded 8,08,834 page views in March 2015 alone.

29 May 2015

‘Go to Sleep, My Child’ With Lullabies from Around the World

Lullabies are universal in that it helps babies connect to language while providing soothing sounds for sleep. Explore lullabies from around the world.

18 May 2015

Join the Gathering to Connect Indigenous Language Digital Activists in Colombia

Together with local partners, Rising Voices is pleased to announce the open call for participation for an Indigenous Language Digital Activism Gathering set for June 18-19 in Bogota, Colombia.

10 May 2015

How a Traditional African Game Spread Throughout the World

An ancient strategy game enjoyed from the villages of the Sahel to the Mozambique Channel's fishing communities shows how intermingled Africa's cultures are.

A Tribute to Espíritu Bautista, Defender of the Yanesha Language and Culture

Anna Luisa Daigneault worked with the late Espíritu Bautista preserving Yanesha language and culture. She writes a tribute to her friend sharing his words from the Yanesha Oral History Archives.

7 May 2015

The Cherán Indigenous Community in Mexico Finds Its Voice in Homegrown Media

A closer look at the community media outlets in Cherán, which declared political self-governance and self-defense in 2011.

30 April 2015

How a Youth Collective Is Changing the Brazilian Amazon Community of Cabelo Seco

"The community still faces weaknesses, fights and disputes, a lot of worries at home and in the streets, but we try to overcome all that."

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