Stories about Feature from January, 2019
Recognizing the challenges in the use of spectrum for rural community networks in Colombia
For Colombia it is particularly relevant to have access to community networks since they can contribute to the implementation of the Peace Agreement and to the social and human development in regions traditionally neglected by governments.
Exploring models of sustainability for rural connectivity in Indian villages
The Gram Marg rural broadband project aims to connect rural villages focusing on local ownership so that local and regional needs will be prioritised.
Presenting Whose Knowledge? resource: Adding our knowledge to Wikipedia
"Adding Our Knowledge to Wikipedia", part 3 of Whose Knowledge? Resources Series, explains why have the authors decided to create and share knowledge on Wikipedia, and how we’re doing this work.
Connecting the unconnected in Kenya’s urban slums
The TunapandaNET community network was started in Kibera to provide connectivity to youth to access different learning platforms.
A year-long rotating Twitter campaign will share the voices of 50 indigenous language digital activists
Join Rising Voices as we celebrate linguistic diversity during the International Year of Indigenous Languages, with a Twitter campaign amplifying the experiences of indigenous language digital activists in Latin America
The Azacualpa community network in Honduras: Empowering the Lenca people through technology
The rural Lenca community of Azacualpa in Honduras has set up a community network to provide new opportunities for access to information and to help revitalize their native language.
Presenting the Whose Knowledge? resource: Transformative practices for sharing marginalized knowledge
Part 2 of the Whose Knowledge? resource set "Transformative Practices for Sharing Marginalized Knowledge" provides a set of practices and tools that marginalized communities have found useful for creating, growing, and sharing their community’s knowledge online.
Creating autonomous community networks in the Brazilian Amazon
To understand how high-frequency radio community networks were developed in the Brazilian Amazon, it is important to reflect on the geographic characteristics and historical and socioeconomic background of Brazilian Extractive Reserves.
Revitalizing the Inuktitut language on social media, one word at a time
"Learning, speaking-in and thinking-in Inuktitut helps young Inuit feel more connected to our community and traditional values."
Deploying community cellular networks in rural barangays in the Philippines
Community cellular networks can now be found in many rural barangays, the smallest administrative units of Aurora Province in the Philippines.
Offline-Pedia converts old televisions into Wikipedia readers
Students and faculty from Yachay Tech University in rural Ecuador have figured out a way to give discarded CRT TV screens a second life by using Kiwix to create an offline Wikipedia reader.
Presenting the Whose Knowledge? resource: Our stories, our knowledges
The resource “Decolonizing Our Stories and Knowledges” produced by Whose Knowledge? gives background into some of the struggles faced while building more plural representations of the world’s knowledges online.
Challenging inequality in post-apartheid South Africa: A bottom-up, community-led business model for connectivity
Zenzeleni shows how economically marginalised communities that otherwise depend on government grants and remittances can, through a community network, both access and own high value services in South Africa.