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Eduardo Avila

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.

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Latest posts by Eduardo Avila

9 January 2015

A Year of Offline and Online Activism in Bolivia

Adapted from a Storify curation by the portal La Pública, here is a look back at some highlights from the year of offline and online activism in Bolivia.

2 January 2015

Rising Voices: The Year 2014 in Review

Rising Voices

Rising Voices invites you to take a look back at our 2014 activities supporting new communities in their use of citizen media for self-expression and digital storytelling.

31 December 2014

Traditional Iñupiaq Story Comes To Life Through Video Game

Rising Voices

A traditional Native Alaskan story called "Kunuuksaayuka" has become a video game thanks to a collaborative initiative that seeks to preserve their culture and language.

17 December 2014

OjoVoz App Helps Underrepresented Communities Go Digital With Their Storytelling

Rising Voices

OjoVoz is an Android mobile app that allows underrepresented communities to collaboratively share digital stories through images and sound.

12 November 2014

Forget Ice Water, Take the Indigenous Language Challenge Instead

Rising Voices

Instead of pouring buckets of ice water on their heads, these passionate advocates have accepted the challenge to use indigenous languages on video.

9 November 2014

A Network of Indigenous Language Digital Activists in Mexico

Rising Voices

Rising Voices co-organized a gathering for Indigenous Language Digital Activists in Oaxaca, Mexico to help build a network to help revitalize indigenous languages through the use of participatory digital media.

9 October 2014

Drones Over the Amazon on the Lookout for Environment Threats

Rising Voices

After a workshop conducted in August 2014, indigenous leaders from Amazon regions in Peru started to discover the role drones can play in monitoring environmental threats to the rainforest.

16 September 2014

Presenting the 2014 Rising Voices Amazonia Grantees

Rising Voices

Rising Voices welcomes seven new grantees from the latest microgrant competition for citizen media outreach projects in Amazonian communities.

22 August 2014

Inuit Filmmakers Are Documenting Their Traditional Way of Life in the Small Canadian Hamlet of Arviat

Rising Voices

Since 2010, the Arviat Film Society has been creating videos to promote Inuit language and culture in the Arviat community. Rising Voices interviews Eric Anoee, Jr. about his work.

18 August 2014

A Gathering of Indigenous Language Digital Activism in Oaxaca, Mexico

Rising Voices

Global Voices, through its Rising Voices initiative, is co-organizing the Indigenous Language Digital Activism Gathering to take place in Oaxaca, Mexico in October 2014.

13 June 2014

The Launch of Rising Voices Amazonia Microgrants

Rising Voices

Are you a community working for, from, or in the Amazon and need funding and support for an idea of how participatory media can help tell your story? Keep reading!

7 April 2014

Global Voices Meetup in Lagos, Nigeria

Global Voices Meetups are back in 2014! Our first gathering of the new year will be in Lagos, Nigeria on April 17, 2014. Find out how to sign up.

28 November 2013

Global Voices Meetup in Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Rising Voices

Join us for peer learning and exchange at the next Global Voices Meetup in Phnom Penh, Cambodia on December 1, 2013 at the Sithi Hub.