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January, 2019

Stories from January, 2019

28 January 2019

Connecting the villages of the Suusamyr Valley in Kyrgyzstan

The Internet Society (ISOC) Kyrgyzstan Chapter is setting up a community network in the village of Suusamyr in Chui, the northernmost region in Kyrgyzstan.

Meet Ruben Hilari Quispe, the host of @ActLenguas Twitter account for January 28 to February 3, 2019

Learn more about Ruben Hilari Quispe who is managing the @ActLenguas Twitter account during January 28-February 3, 2019 in a new social media campaign focusing on linguistic diversity online.

26 January 2019

Presenting the Whose Knowledge? resource: How to ally and be a good guest

Part 4 of the Whose Knowledge? resource set "How to Ally and Be a Good Guest" shares recommendations for how to be a respectful guest and supportive co-conspirator with marginalized...

25 January 2019

TS Wireless: The rise and stumble of a community network for electronic music makers in Melbourne

Back in 2002, TS Wireless in Melbourne, Australia streamed royalty-free music produced by local artists 24 hours a day to anyone within a three-kilometre radius, but it wasn't without its...

21 January 2019

Meet Simona Mayo, the host of @ActLenguas Twitter account for January 21-28, 2019

Meet Simona Mayo, who will be the host of the Twitter account @ActLenguas from the 21th to the 28th January 2019 on a new campaign for social and linguistic rights.

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.

Connecting the unconnected in Kenya’s urban slums

The TunapandaNET community network was started in Kibera to provide connectivity to youth to access different learning platforms.

15 January 2019

A year-long rotating Twitter campaign will share the voices of 50 indigenous language digital activists

Join Rising Voices as we celebrate linguistic diversity during the International Year of Indigenous Languages, with a Twitter campaign amplifying the experiences of indigenous language digital activists in Latin America

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...