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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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25 September 2018

A new indie film festival features the struggles and triumphs of indigenous Papua, Indonesia

The film festival "highlights the issues of the indigenous people of Papua through documentary films as well as to build public awareness of the important issues impacting them.”

14 September 2018

Indigenous telecommunications network in Mexico to provide telephone and internet services via satellite

The first indigenous telecommunications network to provide mobile and Internet services in Mexico's rural communities will expand its services via satélite technology, enabling it to reach the most remote areas.

4 June 2018

Anishinaabe artist creates Turtle Island emoji to celebrate National Indigenous History Month in Canada

"Every nation, every language group, every clan, every individual indigenous person has a distinct story..."

1 May 2018

In Mexico, an indigenous community telco will continue to operate — for now

Advox

"For us, the fact that we had to pay a million pesos meant that we would stop operating."

28 April 2018

Women's Voices in Mexico: “Having your voice heard is a revolutionary act”

"We are looking at how gender affects the way that our stories are told, constructing narratives and using technology to make the transformative role we play more visible."

16 April 2018

Magdalene magazine gives a platform to women and other marginalized sectors of Indonesia

"We channel the voices of feminists, pluralists and progressives, or just those who are not afraid to be different, regardless of their genders, colors, or sexual preferences."

11 April 2018

How RootIO Broadcasts Radio in Uganda Using a Bucket

RootIO provides an open-source toolkit for communities to create their own micro-radio stations using easy-to-find materials.

3 March 2018

An Interactive ‘Garden’ Lets You Travel the World Through Radio Broadcasts

Since late 2016, the interactive Radio Garden project has allowed users to explore the world through radio broadcasts.

24 February 2018

These Sámi Women Are Trying to Keep Their Native Skolt Language Alive

“Adults and children are enthusiastic to learn the language, but we should make a situation where Skolt Sámi is becoming a normal language to use in everyday life.”

14 February 2018

How Indigenous Communities Are Using Data to ‘Reframe’ Their Narratives Through Digital Storytelling

NewsFrames

"Tools of this kind can become an element to analyze our communication work and guide us in choosing the best way to respond to the information generated by traditional media." 

10 February 2018

Taiwan Literature Award for Migrants Makes Space for Different Narratives

Since 2014, the Taiwan Literature Awards for Migrants has provided a platform for foreign-born people in Taiwan to share their stories.

20 January 2018

The First Mobile Phone Network for Indigenous Communities in Mexico Is Under Threat

Advox

"This is the only telecommunications service that these communities have, historically they have not been covered...we believe a clear exemption for this type of operator should be in the law."

13 October 2017

The Crowd-Sourced Faroe Islands Answer to Google Translate

What do you do when your national language doesn't show up in Google Translate? If you're the Faroe Islands, you just crowd-source your own solution.

3 October 2017

‘Deer Woman: An Anthology’ Sheds Light on Violence Against Native Women in North America

"...it is giving voices to these indigenous women and not placing any judgement on the story they want to tell through this figure of Deer Woman."

2 October 2017

Broadcasting the Thrill of the “Gooooooooal” in the Quechua Language

Football broadcasters in Peru are sharing the play-by-play in the Quechua language during the country's historic run towards a World Cup 2018 berth.

1 October 2017

Ik ‘ta K'op Collective Supports the Technological Sovereignty of the Indigenous People in Mexico's Chiapas State

The project "aims to support the indigenous peoples in remote parts of the Mexican state of Chiapas to have access to [...] technologies to meet their communication and participation needs."

20 September 2017

Native Stereotypes, Beware: Indigenous Comic Con in the US Is Nearly Here

"We got superheroes, we got soldiers, we got everybody...It is showing across the spectrum, rather than just a historicized view, of essentially, what boils down to cowboys and Indians."

18 September 2017

Indigenous Rappers from Brazil Are Using the Internet to Bring Their Message to the Masses

“I speak the truth, I don't want to be like you/I sing about various issues and with that I am showing/That indigenous voices are the voices of today.”

13 September 2017

Automatic Speech Recognition Project Seeks to Revitalize the Quechua Languages

Can you imagine computers, smartphones and robots that speak Quechua? A Peruvian engineer’s work aims to do just that.

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