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Peru's state TV broadcasts 23 hours in Spanish daily but only 1 hour in indigenous languages

The lack of representation in television reflects how the Peruvian state, in its 200-year history, has treated its indigenous peoples: in a colonial, racist and discriminatory way.

Exchanges “Live” program will explore the potential for cross-regional digital language activism

Please join us in the 4th in a series of online exchanges about language digital activism to take place on Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Túndé Adégbọlá's work bridges “the language gap of the digital divide for Africa” through technology

Hear from the founder of the African Language Technology Initiative (ALT-i) in Nigeria about their pioneering work to incorporate speech synthesis, automatic speech recognition, and language engineering for the benefit...

Ecuador's indigenous Amazonian peoples launch online COVID-19 tracker

The aim of the COVID-19 online tracker is to understand which communities are in need of aid during the pandemic.

Q&A: Meet language, education and development expert Pushker Kadel

Please meet Pushker Kadel, the host of @AsiaLangsOnline Twitter account during August 19-25, 2020. He will be sharing his work as a language, education and development practitioner in Nepal.

Exchanges “Live” program will explore the emergence of indigenous language digital activism

Please join us in the 3rd in a series of online exchanges about language digital activism to take place on Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Interview with Gladys Camacho Rios, Quechua language digital activist

Learn more about Gladys Camacho Rios. She hosts the @ActLenguas Twitter account during June 22-29, 2020 and will talk about her work with Quechua language.

Panel: How indigenous communities are combating misinformation by creating fact-checked resources in their native languages

Take part in a RightsCon panel discussion about the importance of providing fact-checking and verified information in indigenous languages of Latin America.

Online Conversation: How language digital activism can play a role in the upcoming International Decade of Indigenous Languages

Please join us in the 2nd in a series of online exchanges about language digital activism to take place on Thursday, July 30, 2020

Q&A with Language Warriors PH, a translators’ network in the Philippines

Language Warriors PH will host of @AsiaLangsOnline Twitter account during July 22-28, 2020. Find out about their work translating health content in various Philippine languages.

Q&A: Meet Lami’ Tsai-Wei Hung, Sakizaya language activist

Please meet Lami’ Tsai-Wei Hung, the host of @AsiaLangsOnline Twitter account during July 15-21, 2020. She will be sharing her work with the Sakizaya language, spoken in Taiwan.

Uyghur emojis help spread message of cultural resistance over social media

Emojis representing Uyghur characters and culture are now available on the encrypted messenger platform Telegram in an effort by the Uyghur diaspora in Russian-speaking countries to raise visibility.

Online Conversation: What does the future hold for indigenous languages online in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic?

Announcing the first in a series of online exchanges about language digital activism to take place on Thursday, July 16, 2020