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15 June 2020

Making Swahili visible: Identity, language and the internet

Swahili is the most widely spoken African language, but its visibility online is dismal. Kenyan language activist Bonface Witaba is working to change this.

Who fact checks online disinformation in West Africa’s Bambara language?

Kpénahi Traoré, a language activist and journalist, battles the online dissemination of false information in Bambara, one of West Africa’s most widely spoken minority languages.

9 June 2020

Q&A: Meet Fikri Ansori, Rejang language activist

Please meet Fikri Ansori, the host of @AsiaLangsOnline Twitter account during June 10-16, 2020. He will be sharing his work with the Rejang language, spoken in Indonesia.

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.

30 May 2020

A conversation with Udmurt language digital activist Artyom Malykh

"My primary motivation is to keep the language of my community alive. Udmurt must be used in as wide a variety of spaces as possible in order to ensure that...

29 May 2020

Community networks and local access monthly newsletter – number 25

The May 2020 newsletter is part of the project titled, “Local Access Networks: Can the unconnected connect themselves?” developed by APC in partnership with the Internet Society and Rhizomática.

20 May 2020

‘Language revolt': This activist tweets against erasure of first languages in South Africa

A language reclamation activist confronts linguistic imperialism and the dehumanisation of two South African first languages through digital inclusion advocacy.

10 May 2020

Interview with Isela Xospa, Náhuatl language digital activist

Learn more about Isela Xospa. She is the host the @ActLenguas Twitter account during April 27 - May 3, 2020 and tells about her work with the Náhuatl language.

5 May 2020

Interview with José Chuvé Mengarí, Bésiro language digital activist

Learn about José Chuvé, the host of the @ActLenguas Twitter account for April 6-12, 2020, and about his work with the Bésiro language.

4 May 2020

Q&A: Meet Zubair Torwali, Torwali language activist

Please meet Zubair Torwali, the host of @AsiaLangsOnline Twitter account during May 6-12, 2020. He will be sharing his work with the Torwali language of Pakistan.

14 April 2020

#IdentityMatrix: a Twitter conversation on identity and digital rights in Africa

Activists from Burkina Faso, Nigeria, South Africa and Kenya, will lead a social media conversation in their mother tongue on the intersection of languages, ethnicity and digital rights in Africa.

12 April 2020

Interview with Chontalita Vázquez, Chontal language digital activist

Learn more about Chontalita Vázquez. She will manage the @ActLenguas Twitter account during the week of March 16-22, 2020 and will tell about her work with the Chontal language.

5 April 2020

Interview with Tzintia Montaño, Mixtec language digital activist

Learn more about Tzintia Montaño. She will manage the @ActLenguas Twitter account during the week of March 9-15, 2020 and will tell about her work with the da’an davi, or...