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7 October 2017

Early Local Efforts Linking Activists During the Pre-Internet Days

Before the internet as we know it existed, groups of activists from different corners of the world were working on stand-alone systems with “human gateways”.

28 September 2017

New Zealand Artists Launch ‘We Are Beneficiaries’ Social Media Campaign to Highlight Welfare Concerns

My wish for Work and Income New Zealand is that they treat our older citizens with deep respect, especially if they are caring for grandchildren."

6 September 2017

The Prospects for the Sum of All Human Knowledge in Wikipedia in Indigenous Languages

Following an 8-month research study examining the challenges and opportunities for Wikipedia in indigenous languages of Latin America, here are some of the key findings.

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.

1 August 2017

When an African Community Network is Much More Than Just Telecommunications Infrastructure

A recent Internet Society report about community networks in Africa sheds some light on how to best provide support for increased affordable telecommunications access.

31 July 2017

In the Depths of the Ecuadorian Amazon, Digital Communications Aid the Process of Self-Determination

Residing within the southern part of Ecuador’s Amazon region, the approximately 1,200-strong Kichwa community of Sarayaku have drawn international attention for their battles over land and indigenous rights—battles that have...

‘En Mi Idioma’ Allows Colombian Indigenous Communities to Contribute Online Language Lessons

"...for many years we have been and continue to be an oral-based culture, but as a survival strategy we consider that it is important to build a written code."

The Internet Presents Opportunities and Challenges for Revitalizing Tasmania's Aboriginal Language

During British colonization of Tasmania which began in the early 1800s, the Aboriginal people living on the island located to the south of Australia’s mainland not only suffered loss of life, but also loss...

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.

A Storytelling Initiative Aims to Preserve Urban Linguistic Diversity

"What is it like to speak to an audience that is not understanding your language?"

13 June 2017

‘Untranslatable’ Blog Shines a Light on the Unique Vocabulary of Small Languages

Do you know what "vakasteglok" in the Mwotlap language means? How about "kwadi" in the Hunsrik language?

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

With an Eye on the Future, First Nations in Canada Are Switching From Audio Cassettes to Digital

With a helping hand from the Indigitization project, First Nations communities in British Columbia are digitally preserving the rich cultural content contained in audio cassettes.