Close

Donate today to keep Global Voices strong!

Our global community of volunteers work hard every day to bring you the world's underreported stories -- but we can't do it without your help. Support our editors, technology, and advocacy campaigns with a donation to Global Voices!

Donate now

Stories about Topics

21 January 2019

Meet Simona Mayo, the host of @ActLenguas Twitter account for January 21-28, 2019

Meet Simona Mayo, who will be the host of the Twitter account @ActLenguas from the 21th to the 28th January 2019 on a new campaign for social and linguistic rights.

16 January 2019

Introducing DigiGlot, a newsletter about languages and tech

This is the first publication of DigiGlot,a biweekly collaborative newsletter examining how indigenous, minority, and endangered language communities are adopting and adapting technology for their own needs.

13 January 2019

Meet Yásnaya Elena Aguilar Gil, the host of @ActLenguas Twitter account for January 14-20, 2019

Learn more about Yásnaya Elena Aguilar Gil who manages the @ActLenguas Twitter account during January 14-20, 2019 in a new social media campaign focusing on linguistic diversity online.

10 January 2019

Revitalizing the Inuktitut language on social media, one word at a time

"Learning, speaking-in and thinking-in Inuktitut helps young Inuit feel more connected to our community and traditional values."

7 January 2019

Presenting the Whose Knowledge? resource: Our stories, our knowledges

The resource “Decolonizing Our Stories and Knowledges” produced by Whose Knowledge? gives background into some of the struggles faced while building more plural representations of the world’s knowledges online.

4 January 2019

How preserving folktales and legends help raise environment awareness in the Mekong

"By means of stories, the communities search for ways to accommodate and/or resist changes that are taking place in the Mekong river basin."

2 January 2019

Native artist from the Ramapough Lenape Nation exposes erased histories

Ótaes' artwork “centers around discussing injustices the Indigenous community faces and exposing erased or manipulated history in the Midwest and Appalachian region."

11 December 2018

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."

20 November 2018

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..."

7 November 2018

A snapshot of the #DecolonizeTheInternet conference

The Decolonize the Internet conference brought together a diverse group of activists, leaders, and advocates working towards knowledge equity on the internet.

3 November 2018

A project in Nepal is documenting and sharing testimonials from the 10-year armed conflict

A project is sharing video, audio and photo testimonials from around Nepal -- paying homage to the memory of survivors, victims, and affected families of the conflict.

5 October 2018

This wiki is helping to keep the Balinese language alive in Indonesia

Basa Bali–which means "Balinese language" in Balinese–has an online dictionary, a library of Balinese culture, word games, translation materials and videos.

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.”