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.
Latest posts by Eddie Avila
20 January 2016
The Mapping for NIger project faces limited logistical, financial, and human resources as well as a general ignorance of Open Data, making each activity realized a feat of volunteer passion...
Angkety map is a new report highlighting digital resources available to Australia's indigenous communities interested in using technology for language preservation and revitalization.
13 November 2015
28 September 2015
Hinantin is a project aiming to develop Quechua-related software that spreads the indigenous language online through various social networks.
16 September 2015
This is the video story of how the Cherokee language has adapted and evolved over time to be used with the newest communication technologies introduced to society.
18 August 2015
A participatory video project in Western Australia's Great Sandy Desert is teaching about hand signs used by Aboriginal women elders while teaching the Kukatja language.
22 July 2015
The Butchulla language, spoken by the people native to Fraser Island in Australia, faced extinction in the 20th century. It is now being revitalized thanks to the Butchulla Language Program.
9 July 2015
A new citizen journalism project is bringing the voices of Aymara students from the Túpac Katari Indigenous University in Bolivia to the web.
A white cockatoo named Pinangkarl is a central character in radio program and audio podcast "Pinarra Aku" teaching Australian children about the Warumungu Aboriginal language.
Through the efforts of a blogger, popular fairy tales and fables are now available in the Cree language in an attempt to encourage greater literacy in this native language.