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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...

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.

Offline-Pedia converts old televisions into Wikipedia readers

Students and faculty from Yachay Tech University in rural Ecuador have figured out a way to give discarded CRT TV screens a second life by using Kiwix to create an...

For the first time, a digital security app is available in Aymara thanks to Bolivian language activists

"For us, language is our identity. If we lose our language, we lose our traditions, our culture, our stories, our ancestral knowledge -- we lose everything."

Why localizing tech matters

"My mother tongue, Shona [...] isn’t very high on the “food chain” when it comes time to chose which languages are made available online..."

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.”

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."

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.

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.

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 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.

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..."

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.