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21 July 2016
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
An online "talking dictionary" is attempting to preserve the Ainu language spoken by the indigenous inhabitants of Japan's northeastern island of Hokkaido.
23 May 2016
"Having a good sense of humor is self-criticism, and these 'telepresidents,' which is what I call politicians who are obsessed with the screen, don’t accept any type of criticism."
27 April 2016
While native-language Wikipedias are becoming game-changers in other parts of the world, India, in spite of having numerous languages, lags way behind. Here are a few of the reasons why.
20 April 2016
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.
11 April 2016
1 April 2016
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
‘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.
15 March 2016
While some argue that respected authors from Portugal are being axed from the curriculum, others say priority should be given to the literature of Portuguese Africa and Latin America.
5 March 2016
26 February 2016
25 February 2016
As the Geneva 3 Conference kicked off on January 29, tens of thousands of tweets used the hashtag #KerryTheThug to condemn US Secretary of State John Kerry's comments on Syria.
19 February 2016
12 February 2016
Shirley Campbell's parents decided not to speak to her and her siblings in English, perhaps as an attempt to give them one less reason to be different.
1 February 2016
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 congratulates the five winners from Argentina, El Salvador, Mexico, Nicaragua that will receive microgrants and mentoring for their indigenous language digital activism projects.
26 January 2016
The highest court in Mexico declares Article 230 of the Federal Telecommunications and Broadcasting Law to be unconstitutional for discriminating against indigenous languages.
15 January 2016
Angkety map is a new report highlighting digital resources available to Australia's indigenous communities interested in using technology for language preservation and revitalization.
14 January 2016
The Global Voices in Spanish volunteer translator community published 2,384 translations in 2015. In this article, some members of the community share what translating means to them.