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20 April 2018

Helping Community Radio Stations in Mexico Better Prepare for Emergency Situations

A new guide is designed to help community and indigenous media outlets in Mexico better prepare for emergency situations when their services to their listeners are needed most.

6 March 2018

The Mother Language Meme Challenge 2018 Highlighted the Internet’s Amazing Linguistic Diversity

This selection of memes created during the Mother Language Meme Challenge 2018 highlights the diversity of languages found online.

5 March 2018

The Community Report for the Indigenous Connectivity Summit

We're sharing a republication of the Executive Summary of the Internet Society's Community Report highlighting their recent Indigenous Connectivity Summit. Read more for a link to the full report.

6 February 2018

Promoting a More Linguistically Diverse Internet Through the Mother Language Meme Challenge 2018

The Second Mother Language Meme Challenge will take place February 14-21, 2018 with an open invitation to anyone to create a meme in a minority, indigenous, or endangered language.

7 October 2017

Early Local Efforts Linking Activists During the Pre-Internet Days

Before the internet as we know it existed, groups of activists from different corners of the world were working on stand-alone systems with “human gateways”.

12 September 2017

Getting Started Localizing and Translating the Wikipedia Interface

Amir Aharoni from the Wikimedia Foundation shares his tips on how to localize and translate the Wikipedia interface making it available in more languages.

1 August 2017

When an African Community Network is Much More Than Just Telecommunications Infrastructure

A recent Internet Society report about community networks in Africa sheds some light on how to best provide support for increased affordable telecommunications access.

1 March 2017

Looking Back at the 2017 Mother Language Meme Challenge

Language communities around the world took part in the 2017 Mother Language Meme Challenge as a fun way to celebrate linguistic diversity on the internet.

23 January 2017

Celebrate Linguistic Diversity Online With the Mother Language Meme Challenge

Celebrate linguistic diversity on the internet by creating a meme in an endangered, indigenous, minority or heritage language for the Mother Language Meme Challenge.

17 January 2017

The Rising Voices – NewsFrames Initiative is Hiring a Community Lead

Global Voices is seeking a Community Lead for a new initiative working with the issue of representation of marginalized communities in mainstream and social media.

22 March 2016

What Are We Building: Communities or Networks?

Dirk Slater of the FabRiders blog explores how to build a successful 'network of practice,' and the difference in building an online community.

28 January 2016

Rising Voices Welcomes Five New Indigenous Language Digital Activism Grantees

Rising Voices congratulates the five winners from Argentina, El Salvador, Mexico, Nicaragua that will receive microgrants and mentoring for their indigenous language digital activism projects.

26 September 2014

The Amp #21: September 1 to 26

Our biweekly newsletter the Amp is out, chock full of opportunities, funding, scholarships, and articles to keep you up on new developments in digital media around the world.