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January, 2019

Stories from January, 2019

16 January 2019

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.

15 January 2019

You can now use Google Translate to translate articles on Wikipedia

Wikipedia editors can select from several machine translation systems to support an initial article translation, Google Translate now being one of these options.

14 January 2019

The Azacualpa community network in Honduras: Empowering the Lenca people through technology

The rural Lenca community of Azacualpa in Honduras has set up a community network to provide new opportunities for access to information and to help revitalize their native language.

13 January 2019

Meet Yásnaya Elena Aguilar Gil, the host of @ActLenguas Twitter account for January 14-20, 2019

Learn more about Yásnaya Elena Aguilar Gil who manages the @ActLenguas Twitter account during January 14-20, 2019 in a new social media campaign focusing on linguistic diversity online.

12 January 2019

Presenting the Whose Knowledge? resource: Transformative practices for sharing marginalized knowledge

Part 2 of the Whose Knowledge? resource set "Transformative Practices for Sharing Marginalized Knowledge" provides a set of practices and tools that marginalized communities have found useful for creating, growing,...

11 January 2019

Creating autonomous community networks in the Brazilian Amazon

To understand how high-frequency radio community networks were developed in the Brazilian Amazon, it is important to reflect on the geographic characteristics and historical and socioeconomic background of Brazilian Extractive...

10 January 2019

Revitalizing the Inuktitut language on social media, one word at a time

"Learning, speaking-in and thinking-in Inuktitut helps young Inuit feel more connected to our community and traditional values."

9 January 2019

Deploying community cellular networks in rural barangays in the Philippines

Community cellular networks can now be found in many rural barangays, the smallest administrative units of Aurora Province in the Philippines.

8 January 2019

Offline-Pedia converts old televisions into Wikipedia readers

Students and faculty from Yachay Tech University in rural Ecuador have figured out a way to give discarded CRT TV screens a second life by using Kiwix to create an...

7 January 2019

Presenting the Whose Knowledge? resource: Our stories, our knowledges

The resource “Decolonizing Our Stories and Knowledges” produced by Whose Knowledge? gives background into some of the struggles faced while building more plural representations of the world’s knowledges online.

Challenging inequality in post-apartheid South Africa: A bottom-up, community-led business model for connectivity

Zenzeleni shows how economically marginalised communities that otherwise depend on government grants and remittances can, through a community network, both access and own high value services in South Africa.

4 January 2019

How preserving folktales and legends help raise environment awareness in the Mekong

"By means of stories, the communities search for ways to accommodate and/or resist changes that are taking place in the Mekong river basin."

3 January 2019

How the rural Greek village of Sarantaporo turned to community networks to provide much needed connectivity

When the rural village of Sarantaporo in Greece had no internet access, they turned to community networks to provide this lifeline to access valuable information.