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FPCC's “Check Before You Tech” guide is now available in Spanish

The First Peoples' Cultural Council's resource guide "Check Before You Tech" is now available in Spanish for Latin American Indigenous communities.

RV Newsletter: Taking a look back at the Indigenous Connectivity Summit 2020

The Rising Voices newsletter provides links to opportunities related to digital inclusion including access and adoption of digital tools, as well as different ways for communities to fully participate online.

The Mexican indigenous artists who are defying labels and stereotypes

"For us, the International Day of Indigenous Peoples is not a celebration of labels, customs or exoticisms, it is a day that must acknowledge the systematic attempt to erase us."

WhatsApp is the new tool for Venezuelan feminists during the pandemic

Global Voices interviewed the leads of four projects that aim to help women facing violence during the pandemic.  

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.

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 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.

Q&A: Meet Walis Taywang, Seediq language activist

Please meet Walis Taywang, the host of @AsiaLangsOnline Twitter account during July 01-07, 2020. He will be sharing his work with the Seediq language, spoken in Taiwan.

Q&A: Meet Ilham Nurwansah, Sundanese language activist

Please meet Ilham Nurwansah, the host of @AsiaLangsOnline Twitter account during June 24-30, 2020. He will be sharing his work with the Sundanese language, spoken in Indonesia.

Q&A: Meet Sok Socheat, Bunong language activist

Please meet Sok Socheat, the host of @AsiaLangsOnline Twitter account during June 17-23, 2020. He will be sharing his work with the Bunong language, spoken in Cambodia.

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.