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Eddie Avila · July, 2017

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 from July, 2017

31 July 2017

In the Depths of the Ecuadorian Amazon, Digital Communications Aid the Process of Self-Determination

Residing within the southern part of Ecuador’s Amazon region, the approximately 1,200-strong Kichwa community of Sarayaku have drawn international attention for their battles over land and indigenous rights—battles that have...

‘En Mi Idioma’ Allows Colombian Indigenous Communities to Contribute Online Language Lessons

"...for many years we have been and continue to be an oral-based culture, but as a survival strategy we consider that it is important to build a written code."

The Internet Presents Opportunities and Challenges for Revitalizing Tasmania's Aboriginal Language

During British colonization of Tasmania which began in the early 1800s, the Aboriginal people living on the island located to the south of Australia’s mainland not only suffered loss of life, but also loss...

25 July 2017

What YouTube Comments on Two Cover Songs Reveal About the Irish and Sámi Languages

The music videos for popular songs translated into minority languages can create spaces for joy, solidarity, and pride—as well as scorn, social divisions, and nationalism.

A Storytelling Initiative Aims to Preserve Urban Linguistic Diversity

"What is it like to speak to an audience that is not understanding your language?"