Stories from April, 2021
Digital discourse: How going online is keeping Kadazan and other indigenous languages alive in Borneo
"The indigenous languages don’t have to stay in dusty cabinets. We can use technology to have our languages and cultures available online."
For stateless and scattered Tibetans, a new online tool helps voters make an informed choice
The reliable online platform, created by a group of Swiss Tibetans, allows candidates and voters to communicate effectively, and although it overcame some challenges, others are work in progress.
Exploring the intersection of African languages and digital rights at the DRIF 2021
Join Rising Voices at the Digital Rights & Inclusion Form as we speak to four African language digital activists to explore how digital rights issues need to take linguistic diversity into consideration.
RV Newsletter: Building a toolkit resource for language digital activism
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.
How a Salvadoran artist teaches Nawat language to empower transgender people
A two-spirit theatre troupe celebrates the members’ indigenous ancestors, and themselves as transgender people, through language and art.
Ghanaian digital activist pushes for more online visibility for the Dagbani language
Sadik Shahadu: "Even though there are offline Dagbani resources and learning materials in most public libraries in some schools from the north, getting access to them is somehow difficult."
Digital resources are the key to saving the ‘definitely endangered’ Nepalbhasa language
Community efforts recently led to the launch of an online dictionary containing close to 30,000 entries, making it the largest repository of linguistic data for the Nepalbhasa language to date.
Taking the Laz language online, one project at a time: An interview with Eylem Bostanci
Global Voices spoke with Eylem Bostancı, a project coordinator at the Laz Institute, an Istanbul-based organization dedicated to promoting the Laz language and culture.