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Exploring the intersection of African languages and digital rights at the DRIF 2021

Join Rising Voices at the Digital Rights & Inclusion Form as we speak to four African language digital activists to explore how digital rights issues need to take linguistic diversity...

RV Newsletter: Building a toolkit resource for language digital activism

The Rising Voices newsletter provides links to opportunities related to digital inclusion including access and adoption of digital tools, as well as different ways for communities to fully participate online.

Taking the Laz language online, one project at a time: An interview with Eylem Bostanci

Global Voices spoke with Eylem Bostancı, a project coordinator at the Laz Institute, an Istanbul-based organization dedicated to promoting the Laz language and culture.

The watchtower on the mountain of Dagestan's indigenous languages

Kaitag, a language variant of the Dargwa family, is spoken in Dagestan's mountainous villages, but has a limited digital presence. Digital activists like Magomed Magomedov are working to change this.

RV Newsletter: Activismo Lenguas receives international award for language revitalization work

The Rising Voices newsletter provides links to opportunities related to digital inclusion including access and adoption of digital tools, as well as different ways for communities to fully participate online.

Updating Uyghur: The power of online discussions for language preservation

Though spoken by over 10 million people, the Uyghur language is struggling to adapt to modern life and overcome heavy censorship and language elimination in China

RV Newsletter: Join the Linguapax MOOC on linguistic diversity

The Rising Voices newsletter provides links to opportunities related to digital inclusion including access and adoption of digital tools, as well as different ways for communities to fully participate online.

Indigenous-led telecommunications organization wins historic legal battle in Mexico

The Indigenous-led telecommunications organization can continue to provide affordable cell phone access to local communities in Oaxaca.

RV Newsletter: Podcast series examines linguistic diversity through an openness lens

The Rising Voices newsletter provides links to opportunities related to digital inclusion including access and adoption of digital tools, as well as different ways for communities to fully participate online.

To revitalise their ‘severely endangered’ language, Gitxsan internet users get creative

The Indigenous Gitxsan language is under siege, but by harnessing the very technology that threatens to erase it, one Facebook Group, Gitxsan Got Talent, is renewing interest in the language.

Combating misinformation in under-resourced languages: Lessons from around the world

A recent webinar explored how underresourced language communities may be at a disadvantage to tackle misinformation and access media literacy resources.

RV Newsletter: Looking back at the Natives in Tech online conference 2020

The Rising Voices newsletter provides links to opportunities related to digital inclusion including access and adoption of digital tools, as well as different ways for communities to fully participate online.

Join our online conversation on ‘Combating misinformation in under-resourced languages’

The session on Thursday 10 December will explore the impact of misinformation on linguistic and ethnic minorities in Africa and Asia, and how members of these communities are fighting back.