Stories from June, 2023
Faisal Ali, a Wikimedia volunteer known as DaSupremo, has helped launch the Ghanaian Pidgin Wikipedia in an effort to preserve language diversity online and offline.
The entire volunteer community came together for Mission 50,000, a call-for-action to reach 50k articles, in order to celebrate the 21st birthday of Punjabi Wikipedia.
Oratile Olivia Gabaphethe is hosting the @DigiAfricanLang Twitter account from June 15-21, 2023, sharing with us her work with the Setswana language through short films and other media.
Language diversity, media literacy, digital rights, and more!
‘The media do not show what really happens in the Indigenous communities,’ an Indigenous radio host says
When you do a search for the word "Indigenous" in some Bolivian media, what do you find? María Jesús Velasco finds that the term is not reported on accurately.
After the 2019 fires, Diego Encinas recalls that the media turned their attention to the Gran Chaco, but once the fire was mitigated, they forgot to cover the effects that today affect the flora, fauna and the Indigenous communities.
‘The media accuse us, Indigenous people, of starting the fires,’ this young Bolivian journalist says
Mario Quezada believes that the media should focus on providing information to prevent fires or pollution in the Gran Chaco
When you search for the term "oil activity" in Bolivian media, what do you find? Elías Cerezo observes that these terms are portrayed as being synonymous with progress.
When you do a search for the words "Indigenous people" in Bolivian media, what do you find? Rober Degni Abapori identifies that these terms refer to the Indigenous autonomies.
Siki Dlanga is hosting the @DigiAfricanLang Twitter account from June 1-7, 2023, covering her work around indigenous languages of South Africa.