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Eddie Avila

Current Director of Rising Voices. I have also worked as Regional Editor and Spanish Language Editor for Global Voices, as well as a volunteer author for Bolivia. I have been part of GV since 2005. I was part of a team that was awarded a Rising Voices microgrant in 2007 with Voces Bolivianas. Currently based in Cochabamba, Bolivia.

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Latest posts by Eddie Avila

15 March 2017

Building a Sustainable, Open-Source Platform for Language Learning

Openwords is a open-source language-learning app with robust lesson and course development features with the aim to be a community of language learners and teachers.

Language Legends Help Create a Colorful Snapshot of Australia's Linguistic Diversity

"Language work is the best thing I can do. Who wants to go out and do other things, when I can be saving our languages?"

Digital Activists Meet Up Offline to Promote Bolivia’s Language Diversity Online

Bolivia's 37 official languages makes the country cultural and linguistically diverse. However, that diversity is not always seen on the internet.

17 February 2017

Making Kwak̓wala Language Learning Fun For Her Students With a Little Help From Memes

“Let’s paddle one canoe to get to where we want to go," says Pewi Alfred, a Kwak̓wala language teacher and promoter of the Mother Language Meme Challenge.

As a Wearer of Many Hats Promoting the Quechua Language, Language Activist Can Now Include Meme Maker

Margot Camones is a translator, interpreter, professor of Quechua Ancashino and much more. Now she is taking part in the Mother Language Meme Challenge to add to that list.

15 February 2017

Accepting the Challenge by Creating Memes to Help the Wiradjuri Language Revival

In addition to leading a language learning program, Geoff Anderson is taking part in the Mother Language Meme Challenge creating memes in the Wiradjuri language of Australia.

14 February 2017

Helping the Fulfulde Language Have an Online Presence Through Memes

In West Africa, members of the the Peeral Media Network have been promoting the Fulfulde language through a number of platforms and tools like memes for the #MemeML Challenge.

11 February 2017

Following Successful #TweetYoruba Campaign, Now Come Memes in the Yoruba Language

It began with a #TweetYoruba campaign a few years ago, and now Kọ́lá Túbọ̀sún and the Yoruba Name project are creating memes in the Yoruba language.

10 February 2017

Karuk Language Advocate Encourages Son to Use Their Language by Creating Memes Together

Susan Gehr has been working with her son to help her create memes in the Karuk language as part of the Mother Language Meme Challenge.

9 February 2017

Creating Memes in the Berrichon-Bourbonnais Language

From France, Pierre-Marie Chevreux is taking part in the Mother Language Meme Challenge creating memes in the Berrichon-Bourbonnais language.

11 January 2017

How is Online Radio Helping to Empower Visually Impaired People in Armenia?

"There are about 25,000 visually impaired people in Armenia, of whom 6,000 are blind. Only 5% of these people are employed."

5 January 2017

LibreRouter: Why Buy a Router When You Can Build Your Own?

'Quite a challenge for hackers of free networks that, in my opinion, are close to making an important step towards freedom and autonomy relating to technology and communication.'

17 December 2016

Ecuador Workshop Connects Digital Activists for the Good of the Kichwa Language On the Internet

In an effort to bring together digital activists in Ecuador, a recent workshop was held in Otavalo to continue the movement to promote the Kichwa language online.