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Community networks and local access monthly newsletter – number 24

The December 2019 newsletter is part of the project titled, “Local Access Networks: Can the unconnected connect themselves?” developed by APC in partnership with Internet Society and Rhizomática.

RV Newsletter: new report examines how artificial intelligence impacts human rights in the Global South

he 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.

Meet Sev Pach and Khouy Nherm, the hosts of the @AsiaLangsOnline Twitter account from December 24 – 30, 2019

Read this Q&A with Sev Pach and Khouy Nherm, the hosts of @AsiaLangsOnline Twitter account from December 2- 9, 2019. They will talk about daily conversations in indigenous languages like...

RV Newsletter: Take part in a self-guided learning course covering the basics of community networks

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.

Meet Jerome Herrera, the host of the @AsiaLangsOnline Twitter account for December 10-16, 2019

Read this Q&A with Jerome Herrera, the host of @AsiaLangsOnline Twitter account during December 3-9, 2019. He will be sharing about his work with the Chabacano language.

Meet Kaisanan Ahuan, the host of the @AsiaLangsOnline Twitter account for December 3-9, 2019

Read this Q&A with Kaisanan Ahuan, the host of @AsiaLangsOnline Twitter account during December 3-9, 2019. He will be sharing about his work with the Taokas language.

Exclusion in access to public information for marginalized groups in India

Subhashish Panigrahi highlights the challenges and opportunities relating to access to public information for marginalized groups in India.

[Resource] Indigenous Languages: Zero to Digital – A Guide to Bring Your Language Online

Translation Commons shares “Indigenous Languages: Zero to Digital: A Guide to Bring Your Language Online” to describe the process to make languages accessible on computers and mobile devices.

The Indian state of Odisha publishes online dictionaries in 21 indigenous languages

India is home to over 780 languages and approximately 220-250 languages have died over the last 50 years.

Museums of the mind: Why we should preserve endangered languages

Sustaining endangered languages involves transforming how speakers are perceived in their communities, how languages are portrayed in the local and national media, and how the matter is treated by governments.

Quichua, a language that sets us free

"Quichua was for me a language with which I cohabited, but I didn’t really know."

The struggle of the Bolivian feminist chola is now online

Yolanda Mamani, a feminist chola who started fighting for her rights as a child domestic worker, now take her talkative style to her radio show, blog and YouTube channel.

“It is surprising not to find terms related to social demands and the communities’ defense of the territory”

"When conducting the search for the term “mixtec *”, with results from the previous year, two themes stand out: linguistic and cinematographic."