Stories from October, 2012
The Library Rija'tzuul Na'ooj in San Juan la Laguna, Guatemala has been promoting activities that encourage the use of the Tz'utujil language by the local community. The library's director Israel Quic has built upon these activities, and added a complementary focus on the web, through blogs and social media in order to encourage more speakers of this Mayan language to revitalize its written use.
Global Voices seeks to hire a Rising Voices Editor to produce and manage its online content flow related to citizen media development and outreach in global underrepresented communities. Interested applicants should send a cover letter and CV by November 5, 2012.
Facebook has stated that it wants to be "available in every language across the world." However, it is no longer accepting new languages as part of its translation project. Continuing the work of late language activist Neskie Manuel, Indigenous Tweets has developed an overlay script allowing for the use of Facebook in many more indigenous or endangered languages.