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February, 2019

Stories from February, 2019

Meet Onésimo Cruz Mejía, the host of @ActLenguas Twitter account for February 25 – March 3, 2019

Learn more about Onésimo Cruz Mejía, the host managing the @ActLenguas Twitter account during February 25-March 3, 2019 in a new social media campaign focusing on linguistic diversity online.

How the cooperative model might serve an organisational model for community networks in Costa Rica and beyond

The community-run electric cooperative model used to develop community-run electricity services in Costa Rica is a possible business model for community networks in Latin America.

Where community networks may not go: E-commerce claims to bridge the rural-urban gap in China

China’s governance model forbids significant options for community networks outside the purview of the state. Thus state telecoms operators and state-supported e‑commerce companies have co-opted (or fenced off) niches that...

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.

RV Newsletter: Monitoring rights-related data by and for indigenous communities

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.

Meet Luis Flores, the host of @ActLenguas Twitter account for February 18-24, 2019

Learn more about Luis Flores, the host managing the @ActLenguas Twitter account during February 18-24, 2019 in a new social media campaign focusing on linguistic diversity online.

Is it possible to decolonize the Commons? An interview with Jane Anderson of Local Contexts – Part 2

How can we have an open movement that works for everyone, not only the most powerful? How have power structures historically worked against Indigenous communities, and how can the Creative...

Meet Kimeltuwe, the hosts of @ActLenguas Twitter account for February 11-17, 2019

Learn more about Kimeltuwe, the team that is managing the @ActLenguas Twitter account during February 11-17, 2019 in a new social media campaign focusing on linguistic diversity online.

Welcome back, Rising Voices’ newsletter about digital inclusion and online participation

Rising Voices is pleased to relaunch our biweekly newsletter about all aspects of digital inclusion including access and adoption of digital tools, as well as different ways for communities to...

Is it possible to decolonize the Commons? An interview with Jane Anderson of Local Contexts – Part 1

How can we have an open movement that works for everyone, not only the most powerful? How have power structures historically worked against Indigenous communities, and how can the Creative...

Why are there no community networks in the Seychelles?

Could community networks be helpful for the 40% or so of the population of the Seychelles with no ready access to the internet and the wealth of information available there?

Meet Irma Alvarez Ccoscco, the host of @ActLenguas Twitter account for February 4-10, 2019

Learn more about Irma Alvarez Ccoscco who is managing the @ActLenguas Twitter account during February 4-10, 2019 in a new social media campaign focusing on linguistic diversity online.

Building resilience with community technology across the United States

Some community networks in the US have achieved a sustainable operating scale and model, and have provided a critical long-time service for their communities.