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26 May 2020

Q&A: Meet Biyanto Rebin, Javanese/Indonesian language activist

Please meet Biyanto Rebin, the host of @AsiaLangsOnline Twitter account during May 27-June 02, 2020. He will be sharing his work with Indonesian and Javanese, both spoken in Indonesia.

19 May 2020

Q&A: Meet Tumi Tanakyuwan, Thau language activist

Please meet Tumi Tanakyuwan, the host of @AsiaLangsOnline Twitter account during May 20-26, 2020. She will be sharing her work with the Thau language, spoken in Taiwan.

12 May 2020

Q&A: Meet R. Ashwani Banjan Murmu, Santali language activist

Please meet R. Ashwani Banjan Murmu, the host of @AsiaLangsOnline Twitter account during May 13-19, 2020. He will be sharing his work with the Santali language, spoken in India, Bangladesh...

15 January 2019

You can now use Google Translate to translate articles on Wikipedia

Wikipedia editors can select from several machine translation systems to support an initial article translation, Google Translate now being one of these options.

28 September 2018

A new indie film festival features the struggles and triumphs of indigenous Papua, Indonesia

The film festival "highlights the issues of the indigenous people of Papua through documentary films as well as to build public awareness of the important issues impacting them.”

30 April 2018

Women's Voices in Mexico: “Having your voice heard is a revolutionary act”

"We are looking at how gender affects the way that our stories are told, constructing narratives and using technology to make the transformative role we play more visible."

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.

9 August 2017

Brazil’s First Indigenous Online Radio Station Uses Digital Media to Promote Native Languages and Communities

Rádio Yandê uses technology to shred stereotypes and misconceptions about Brazil’s native communities.

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.

13 June 2017

A Wikipedia Made for—and by—the Atikamekw First Nation in Canada

An ongoing project, funded by the Wikimedia Foundation, is working with the Atikamekw community to develop Wikipedia content in their own language.

27 May 2017

Wikimujeres Wants More Women Editors to Fix Wikipedia's Gender Imbalance

"We are group of Wikipedia users concerned about the diversity and neutrality of Wikipedia and we are willing to work to reduce...the gender and culture gap..."

1 May 2017

A Collaborative Project Maps the World’s Vulnerable Communities Before Disaster Strikes

The Missing Maps project combines the work of volunteers contributing remotely, on-the-ground community leaders, and humanitarian organizations.

6 April 2017

Inspired by a Pioneering Nigerian Author, Yorùbá Language Advocate Takes to the Internet

"...I knew I had to propagate the Yorùbá heritage to the world and the cheapest and easiest way to do that is via the international network of computers."