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Rising Voices

Rising Voices, the outreach initiative of Global Voices, aims to help bring new voices from new communities and speaking endangered or indigenous languages to the global conversation by providing training, resources, microgrant funding, and mentoring to local underrepresented communities that want to tell their own digital story using participatory media tools.

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Latest posts by Rising Voices

A conversation with Udmurt language digital activist Artyom Malykh

"My primary motivation is to keep the language of my community alive. Udmurt must be used in as wide a variety of spaces as possible in order to ensure that...

DigiGlot Newsletter: AI innovations bring good news and bad news for indigenous and minority languages

The DigiGlot Newsletter is a bi-weekly collaborative newsletter that reports on how indigenous, minority, and endangered language communities are adopting and adapting technology to change the internet landscape.

DigiGlot Newsletter: App links refugees with volunteer translators

The DigiGlot Newsletter is a bi-weekly collaborative newsletter that reports on how indigenous, minority, and endangered language communities are adopting and adapting technology to change the internet landscape.

DigiGlot Newsletter: Welsh-language rock music finds a place on streaming music platforms

Rising Voices' DigiGlot Newsletter provides a summary of initiatives, discussions, and breakthroughs related to the intersection of languages and technology around the world..

Introducing DigiGlot, a newsletter about languages and tech

This is the first publication of DigiGlot,a biweekly collaborative newsletter examining how indigenous, minority, and endangered language communities are adopting and adapting technology for their own needs.

How RootIO Broadcasts Radio in Uganda Using a Bucket

RootIO provides an open-source toolkit for communities to create their own micro-radio stations using easy-to-find materials.

How a Rural South African Village's DIY Telco Lowered Its Communication Costs

"Of course all of this is not about the internet itself, it is about the collaboration, the skills, the social needs, the building something together."

An Interactive Digital Archive Helps Preserve Traditional Australian Aboriginal Literature

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.

Rising Voices Welcomes Five New Indigenous Language Digital Activism Grantees

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.

The Aymara Indigenous University, a Path Towards Helping Native Communities in Bolivia

A citizen journalism project provides students from the Aymara Indigenous University of Bolivia "Túpac Katari" the opportunity to write about their experiences in this unique university.

Ecuador's Sarayaku People Are Preserving Their Identity Through Video

Sarayaku youth in Ecuador are using new technologies to preserve their cultural identity and ancestral legends.

‘Go to Sleep, My Child’ With Lullabies from Around the World

Lullabies are universal in that it helps babies connect to language while providing soothing sounds for sleep. Explore lullabies from around the world.

Join the Gathering to Connect Indigenous Language Digital Activists in Colombia

Together with local partners, Rising Voices is pleased to announce the open call for participation for an Indigenous Language Digital Activism Gathering set for June 18-19 in Bogota, Colombia.

A Tribute to Espíritu Bautista, Defender of the Yanesha Language and Culture

Anna Luisa Daigneault worked with the late Espíritu Bautista preserving Yanesha language and culture. She writes a tribute to her friend sharing his words from the Yanesha Oral History Archives.

Language Revitalization in Oklahoma and Texas: 2014 Year in Review

Colleen Fitzgerald, Director of CoLang 2014 reflects on the accomplishments in language revitalization in Oklahoma and Texas, where digital media also played an important role in the past year's work.

How Technology Is Helping People Learn—and Even Save—the World's Languages

Forward thinkers are harnessing the unprecedented power of technology to bring languages back from the brink of extinction, and in rare cases, to resurrect an extinct language.

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