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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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21 October 2016

Ecuador Workshop Connects Digital Activists for the Good of the Kichwa Language On the Internet

In an effort to bring together digital activists in Ecuador, a recent workshop was held in Otavalo to continue the movement to promote the Kichwa language online.

23 September 2016

A Specially Designed Keyboard Allows Yorùbá and Igbo Speakers to Type Their Languages

"With this keyboard, we are addressing technical barriers to the use of Yorùbá and Igbo online."

20 September 2016

Emojis Created for and by Indigenous Peoples in Latin America

Indigenous language digital activists are making culturally diverse emojis available for use in electronic communication as a way to promote their native culture and language.

17 September 2016

It's September, and That Means It's Time for Software Freedom Day

Do you use free and open source software?

28 August 2016

Meet the Newly Born Tulu Wikipedia, the 23rd in a South Asian Language!

Tulu is spoken by 3-5 million people in the Indian states of Karnataka and Kerala, plus a sizeable diaspora living in the US and the Gulf countries.

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.

26 July 2016

So Long, Phone Companies. Mexico’s Indigenous Groups Are Getting Their Own Telecoms.

For the first time in history, the Mixe, Mixteco, and Zapoteco populations will get licenses to operate a telecommunications network for indigenous communities to access cellular and Internet services.

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.

11 July 2016

Learn Amazonian Languages With Apps Made in Iquitos

The Peruvian Amazon is revealed as an area of great potential for the community of software 'developers' in the region.

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.

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