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August, 2020

Stories from August, 2020

Túndé Adégbọlá's work bridges “the language gap of the digital divide for Africa” through technology

Hear from the founder of the African Language Technology Initiative (ALT-i) in Nigeria about their pioneering work to incorporate speech synthesis, automatic speech recognition, and language engineering for the benefit...

Q&A: Meet Noor Pamiri, Wakhi language activist

Please meet Noor Pamiri, the host of @AsiaLangsOnline Twitter account from August 26-September 01, 2020. He will be sharing his work with the Wakhi language, spoken in four countries, including...

Ecuador's indigenous Amazonian peoples launch online COVID-19 tracker

The aim of the COVID-19 online tracker is to understand which communities are in need of aid during the pandemic.

Q&A: Meet language, education and development expert Pushker Kadel

Please meet Pushker Kadel, the host of @AsiaLangsOnline Twitter account during August 19-25, 2020. He will be sharing his work as a language, education and development practitioner in Nepal.

Q&A: Meet Rany Phok, Krung language activist

Please meet Rany Phok, the host of @AsiaLangsOnline Twitter account from August 11-18, 2020. She will be sharing his work with the Krung language, spoken in Cambodia.

RV Newsletter: Sharing readings in Indigenous languages on a Twitter livestream

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.

Exchanges “Live” program will explore the emergence of indigenous language digital activism

Please join us in the 3rd in a series of online exchanges about language digital activism to take place on Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Q&A: Meet Veer Keram, Gondi language activist

Please meet Veer Keram, the host of @AsiaLangsOnline Twitter account from August 05-11, 2020. He will be sharing his work with the Gondi language, spoken in India.

How Balinese communities in Indonesia are coping with the COVID-19 pandemic

"COVID-19 mini-wikithons provide a safe space for people to talk in their native Balinese language about their challenges and coping strategies of the pandemic in Balinese communities."