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Latest posts by Rising Voices

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.

15 August 2014

The Amp #19: August 1 to 15

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.

3 July 2014

How Technology Is Helping People Learn—and Even Save—the World's Languages

Forward thinkers are harnessing the unprecedented power of technology to bring languages back from the brink of extinction, and in rare cases, to resurrect an extinct language.

11 June 2014

Building the Handheld Revolution in Closed Communities: Mycitizen.net

A guest post by the creator of Mycitizen.net, a free and open-source platform that facilitates social networking in local communities. Designed for Burma, it can be used where the safety...

18 April 2014

The Amp # 11: April 5 – April 18

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

16 April 2014

HacksLab Announces Data-Focused Support for Latin American News Outlets

The first incubator for data-driven journalism in Latin America launched last week with HacksLabs Challenge 2014, which will grant a total of US $100,000 for Latin American projects.

4 April 2014

The Amp #10: March 21 – April 4

The Amp, with our usual list of opportunities and scholarships, plus a special section for photographers and documentary-makers.