Joined Global Voices in 2005 as a volunteer author. From 2007-2010, I was the Latin America and Spanish Language Editors at Global Voices, and now currently lead the Rising Voices initiative.
Latest posts by Eduardo Avila from 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."
The Internet Presents Opportunities and Challenges for Revitalizing Tasmania's Aboriginal Language
During British colonization of Tasmania which began in the early 1800s, the Aboriginal people living on the island located to the south of Australia’s mainland not only suffered loss of life, but also loss of their languages. Between six and 12 Tasmanian Aboriginal languages are estimated to have disappeared because few families from the different...