Stories from May, 2020
A conversation with Udmurt language digital activist Artyom Malykh
"My primary motivation is to keep the language of my community alive. Udmurt must be used in as wide a variety of spaces as possible in order to ensure that it lives on."
Community networks and local access monthly newsletter – number 25
The May 2020 newsletter is part of the project titled, “Local Access Networks: Can the unconnected connect themselves?” developed by APC in partnership with the Internet Society and Rhizomática.
Q&A: Meet Biyanto Rebin, Javanese/Indonesian language activist
Please meet Biyanto Rebin, the host of @AsiaLangsOnline Twitter account during May 27-June 02, 2020. He will be sharing his work with Indonesian and Javanese, both spoken in Indonesia.
Interview with Mito Reyes, Ayöök (Mixe) language activist
Learn more about Jaime López Reyes, host of the @ActLenguas Twitter account during 4-10 May 2020, and about his work with the Ayöök (Mixe) language.
‘Language revolt': This activist tweets against erasure of first languages in South Africa
A language reclamation activist confronts linguistic imperialism and the dehumanisation of two South African first languages through digital inclusion advocacy.
Q&A: Meet Tumi Tanakyuwan, Thau language activist
Please meet Tumi Tanakyuwan, the host of @AsiaLangsOnline Twitter account during May 20-26, 2020. She will be sharing her work with the Thau language, spoken in Taiwan.
RV Newsletter: Contribute global perspectives on technology and the environment
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.
COVID-19: Switching online is not an option in conflict-stricken countries in the Middle East
While the internet provides a lifeline in wealthy countries during COVID-19, this is not the case in conflict-stricken countries in the Middle East.
Q&A: Meet R. Ashwani Banjan Murmu, Santali language activist
Please meet R. Ashwani Banjan Murmu, the host of @AsiaLangsOnline Twitter account during May 13-19, 2020. He will be sharing his work with the Santali language, spoken in India, Bangladesh and Nepal.
Interview with Isela Xospa, Náhuatl language digital activist
Learn more about Isela Xospa. She is the host the @ActLenguas Twitter account during April 27 - May 3, 2020 and tells about her work with the Náhuatl language.
Interview with José Chuvé Mengarí, Bésiro language digital activist
Learn about José Chuvé, the host of the @ActLenguas Twitter account for April 6-12, 2020, and about his work with the Bésiro language.
Q&A: Meet Zubair Torwali, Torwali language activist
Please meet Zubair Torwali, the host of @AsiaLangsOnline Twitter account during May 6-12, 2020. He will be sharing his work with the Torwali language of Pakistan.