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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.

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.

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.

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.

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...

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.

‘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.

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.