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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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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."

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

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"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.

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."

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.

11 September 2017

The Stories Behind DACA, the Now-Ended Program for Young Undocumented Immigrants in the US

"The term American should not be defined by a document or the lack of one, but more so the willingness to contribute to the country and help others out..."

29 August 2017

New Zealand Artists Launch ‘We Are Beneficiaries’ Social Media Campaign to Highlight Welfare Concerns

My wish for Work and Income New Zealand is that they treat our older citizens with deep respect, especially if they are caring for grandchildren."

18 August 2017

InfoBus Provides Remaining Calais Asylum Seekers and Migrants With WiFi and Information

Dismantling the Jungle has not gotten rid of the migrants in Calais. An organization is helping those that remain to communicate by providing Wifi access, portable devices, and information.

13 August 2017

Tata Genaro Ramírez: The Farmer Who Revived the Nawat Language in El Salvador

Genaro inspired a new generation of Náhuat teachers, he launched the enthusiasm for the documentation of the language, broke taboos, and made the language known in El Salvador.

5 August 2017

Think You've Mastered Tongue Twisters? Try Them in Lezgi!

While widely spoken in the Caucasus, Lezgi is an endangered language. But YouTube users are doing their best to save it.

22 July 2017

In the Depths of the Ecuadorian Amazon, Digital Communications Aid the Process of Self-Determination

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In Ecuador, the Kichwa community of Sarayaku has been leveraging the power of digital technologies to share their own narratives about the long-standing struggle over land rights.

21 July 2017

Brazil’s First Indigenous Online Radio Station Uses Digital Media to Promote Native Languages and Communities

Rádio Yandê uses technology to shred stereotypes and misconceptions about Brazil’s native communities.

11 July 2017

Notimia, a News Agency That Gives Voice to the Indigenous and Afro-Descendant People in Mexico

"It is necessary for your own voice to be heard, for you to speak for yourself."

5 July 2017

‘En Mi Idioma’ Allows Colombian Indigenous Communities to Contribute Online Language Lessons

"...for many years we have been and continue to be an oral-based culture, but as a survival strategy we consider that it is important to build a written code."

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