Stories about Digital Media
Animation is an effective way of teaching young Africans life skills and languages that are often not taught in schools, as most African governments adopt official languages while discouraging native ones.
The reliable online platform, created by a group of Swiss Tibetans, allows candidates and voters to communicate effectively, and although it overcame some challenges, others are work in progress.
"For us, the International Day of Indigenous Peoples is not a celebration of labels, customs or exoticisms, it is a day that must acknowledge the systematic attempt to erase us."
Global Voices interviewed the leads of four projects that aim to help women facing violence during the pandemic.
"COVID-19 mini-wikithons provide a safe space for people to talk in their native Balinese language about their challenges and coping strategies of the pandemic in Balinese communities."
The story behind “El árbol del amor,” an animated documentary from Colombia’s indigenous Nasa community
The animated film "The Tree of Love" shares stories constructed from testimonies from former child combatants and young survivors of conflict in an indigenous Nasa reservation in Cauca, Colombia.
"By means of stories, the communities search for ways to accommodate and/or resist changes that are taking place in the Mekong river basin."
Digital resources provide an opportunity for improved preservation and access to indigenous archival information, but also new challenges when it comes to who has access.
"My mother tongue, Shona [...] isn’t very high on the “food chain” when it comes time to chose which languages are made available online..."
With a helping hand from the Indigitization project, First Nations communities in British Columbia are digitally preserving the rich cultural content contained in audio cassettes.
Who is promoting indigenous-language Wikipedia sites? What are their motivations? What challenges do they face? These are a few of the questions we will try to answer in a new...
"Accessible, diverse, transparent information empowers both governments and citizens. Better informed citizens make better decisions about their lives and their government."