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7 December 2018

Community engagement in community networks in rural Zambia

This is the story of Macha Works, which evolved from a single satellite connection in a village shipping container, to a project that has resulted in community networks across Zambia.

5 December 2018

Community networks and local access monthly newsletter – number 12

The November 2018 newsletter is part of the project titled, “Local Access Networks: Can the unconnected connect themselves?” developed by APC in partnership with Internet Society and Rhizomática.

Ensuring local ownership for community networks in Pakistan

Unlike the traditional, “top-down” commercial approach, in a community network environment, deployment starts from the end-user or the “last mile”.

28 November 2018

Triumphing over distance and time: the case of Wireless Ghana

Wireless Ghana is an organization that responds to communites' requests for internet connectivity to help them break their isolation.

26 November 2018

Women creating socially sustainable wireless community networks in India

The Digital Empowerment Foundation in India is training women “barefoot engineers” to provide opportunities for women to feel empowered to act in a field that they were previously restricted from...

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.”

Community networks and local access monthly newsletter – number 10

The September 2018 newsletter is part of the project titled, “Local Access Networks: Can the unconnected connect themselves?” developed by APC in partnership with Internet Society and Rhizomática.

13 September 2018

‘Bien Chabacano’ blog preserves and promotes Asia's only Spanish-based creole language

"Unless more aggressive preservation efforts will be implemented, the day will come when Chabacano will only be spoken inside the home."

1 August 2018

Localizer shares insights about the importance of translating open source software into Breton

"The Breton language is surviving because a lot of speakers worked hard to preserve it and, nowadays, it is important for us to translate software if we want our language...