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RV Newsletter: Looking back at the Natives in Tech online conference 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.

Join our online conversation on ‘Combating misinformation in under-resourced languages’

The session on Thursday 10 December will explore the impact of misinformation on linguistic and ethnic minorities in Africa and Asia, and how members of these communities are fighting back.

Our new normal doesn't have to be dictated by the monopolies of information technology

If the lesson from the pandemic is that we will survive thanks to internet connectivity and technology, then we are lost.

A digital communications system geared to the needs and local context of remote communities in the Amazon

Remote Amazon communities in Brazil can now use the HERMES system that enables secure connections for text and photo exchange across an area of hundreds of kilometres.

“Apthapi Digital” project creates digital security resources in the Aymara language

The "Apthapi Digital" project seeks to share digital security resources for a wide variety of Aymara-speaking audiences in accessible formats.

RV Newsletter: MozFest 2021 seeks session proposals about a healthier internet

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

Sora, an indigenous language from India, is getting a new typeface

Indian type designer Sony Salma has recently created a new typeface for the Sorang Sompeng, an old and little-used alphabet of the Sora.

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...