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Stories about Social Media

2 June 2020

Q&A: Meet Bali Subalian, Bunun language activist

Please meet Bali Subalian, the host of @AsiaLangsOnline Twitter account during June 03-09, 2020. He will be sharing his work with the Bunun language, spoken in Taiwan.

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...

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."

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."

8 July 2014

Can't Find Milk or Other Basics in Venezuela Thanks to a Food Shortage? This App Can Help

Abastéceme pinpoints the locations of items such as milk, flour and bread in Venezuela, where basic goods can be hard to find at times.

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...

9 June 2014

Senior Citizens Write Wikipedia

Breaking down barriers to technology is the first step to involve society's most experienced members. This Czech Wikimedia Foundation project will involve seniors in the online Wikipedia community.

26 May 2014

When the Village Awakes: A New Malian Culture Blog

A new project to collect and share the cultural traditions of rural Mali, as well as to spread Internet access across rural areas.

4 April 2014

Karnika Kahen Against the God-man

Cartoonist Kanika Mishra - and her cartoon character Karnika Kahen - gives a voice to India's women as she fights against the corruption of religious figureheads and their abuses of...

18 March 2014

Media Group Aims to End Violence against Rohingyas in Myanmar

Ethnic violence among the Rohingya, an ethnic minority based largely in Myanmar, has rising in past years. Independent media channel Rohingya Vision has been documenting their plight. We spoke with...

20 January 2014

Dueling Encyclopedias: Using Weibo to Boost Wikipedia in China

Finding information online in China may mean using the popular for-profit online encyclopeida Baidu, rather than the open-source Wikipedia. Editor Addis Wang aims to increase awareness in China about Wikipedia...