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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.

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9 August 2016

Learn About Australian Rules Football, Animal Names and More in the Kaurna Language

How do you say koala in Australia's Kaurna language? Karuna Warra Pintyanthi's video project teaches viewers that and much more.

5 August 2016

South Asia's Largest Wikimedia Conference Kicks Off in India

Some of the noted guests addressing the gathering include Wikimedia Foundation's newly promoted Executive Director Katherine Maher and Punjabi-language poet Surjit Patar.

21 July 2016

One Children's Song, Translated Into Australia's Many Local Languages

Australia's children are being invited to translate a song into Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages for an internet video competition promoting linguistic diversity.

8 July 2016

‘Talking Dictionary’ Transmits Language of Japan's Indigenous Ainu People

An online "talking dictionary" is attempting to preserve the Ainu language spoken by the indigenous inhabitants of Japan's northeastern island of Hokkaido.

15 June 2016

Helping Refugees in Europe Get Connected to the Internet

"Connecting with family is a top priority for newly arrived refugees who want their loved ones to know they are safe."

14 June 2016

‘HiviSasa’, a Kenyan Citizen Media Project for Mobile Web

"Accessible, diverse, transparent information empowers both governments and citizens. Better informed citizens make better decisions about their lives and their government."

10 June 2016

A Grandmother and Granddaughter in India Are Making Beautiful Media Together

"The whole world is learning, why should I not learn? I have a lot more to learn. It is important to walk along with the world."

7 June 2016

Come Along on a Canoe Ride Through the Amazon With Young Sarayaku Footballers

Every week, Sarayaku youth must travel six hours along the Bobonanza River in Ecuadorian Amazon for a football match. Sarayaku fillmaker Eriberto Gualinga takes you along for the ride.

24 May 2016

A New Campaign Encourages Latin American Indigenous Communities to Create Their Own Media

"By creating our own media, we, the indigenous peoples, are protagonists of our own history..."

23 May 2016

The Arkana Alliance: An Organization that Builds Bridges with the Shipibo Communities of Ucayali in Peru

Meet the Arkana Alliance, an organization that is working in the Peruvian Amazon to empower the Shipibo people and help them preserve their environment.

20 May 2016

Creating a Space for Guinea's National Languages on the Internet

"We must not make anyone feel marginalised because they have little or no understanding of the French language."

11 May 2016

Meet Two Sahrawi Activist Filmmakers Who Dare to Document Human Rights Abuses

“I am always in danger, even when I am not filming,” said Mariem Zafri, Sahrawi media activist about the risks she takes in her video advocacy work.

27 April 2016

Indigenous Echoes, Broadcasting the Voices of Mexican Diversity on the Web

A Mexican initiative brings the indigenous radio to the Internet and to the world.

25 April 2016

The ‘Urabá Diaries’ Lay Bare the Struggles and Hopes of Young People in Colombia's North

Stories of the Urabeños who, despite armed conflict, the government's indifference, and education systems lacking tolerance, refuse to let history define their future.

20 April 2016

In Australia, Learning the Gumbaynggir Language Three Minutes at a Time

Tune in to an Australian radio show to learn phrases in Gumbaynggirr language. If you happen to miss that episode, head over to their blog to read what you missed.

1 April 2016

Two-Day Workshop Strengthens Ties Between Indigenous Language Digital Activists in Peru

Peruvian digital activists working to promote their native languages online found common ground at a workshop held in the historical city of Cusco, Peru.

20 March 2016

Series of Animated Stories Revitalise Indigenous Languages in Mexico

‘68 tongues, 68 hearts’ is an animated project aimed at preserving and sharing the indigenous languages of Mexico through a series of short animations narrated in the indigenous languages.

2 February 2016

How to Train for Digital Literacy in Venezuela—When Internet Isn’t Always Available

What is it like to provide digital literacy workshops in countries with low Internet penetration? From Venezuela, Marianne Díaz shares her experience for the Global Voices Exchange project.

1 February 2016

An Interactive Digital Archive Helps Preserve Traditional Australian Aboriginal Literature

The archive features versions of old-time children’s stories, pre- and post-contact histories, books about the environment and hunting, ghost stories, creation stories, and cautionary tales from Australia's Northern Territory.

28 January 2016

Rising Voices Welcomes Five New Indigenous Language Digital Activism Grantees

Rising Voices congratulates the five winners from Argentina, El Salvador, Mexico, Nicaragua that will receive microgrants and mentoring for their indigenous language digital activism projects.

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