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18 March 2019

DigiGlot Newsletter: AI innovations bring good news and bad news for indigenous and minority languages

The DigiGlot Newsletter is a bi-weekly collaborative newsletter that reports on how indigenous, minority, and endangered language communities are adopting and adapting technology to change the internet landscape.

Celebrating African linguistic diversity online through a rotating Twitter account

Join Rising Voices, the Yoruba Names Project, and GV in Yoruba as we celebrate linguistic diversity with a Twitter campaign amplifying the experiences of language digital activists across Africa

16 March 2019

#ViernesTradicional highlights and safeguards Mexico's rich cultural diversity found in clothing

A social media campaign celebrates Mexico's rich cultural diversity found in traditional clothing and raises awareness to protect against threat of plagiarism.

11 March 2019

Meet Sasil Sánchez Chan, the host of @ActLenguas Twitter account for March 11-17

Learn more about Sasil Sánchez Chan, the host managing the @ActLenguas Twitter account during March 11-17, 2019 in a new social media campaign focusing on linguistic diversity online.

7 March 2019

RV Newsletter: Joining the campaign to help illustrate articles about women on Wikipedia

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.

4 March 2019

Meet Misael Hernández Mendoza, host of @ActLenguas Twitter account for March 4-10, 2019

Learn more about Misael Hernández Mendoza. He will manage the @ActLenguas Twitter account during March 4-10, 2019, for a new social media campaign.

24 February 2019

Meet Onésimo Cruz Mejía, the host of @ActLenguas Twitter account for February 25 – March 3, 2019

Learn more about Onésimo Cruz Mejía, the host managing the @ActLenguas Twitter account during February 25-March 3, 2019 in a new social media campaign focusing on linguistic diversity online.

How the cooperative model might serve an organisational model for community networks in Costa Rica and beyond

The community-run electric cooperative model used to develop community-run electricity services in Costa Rica is a possible business model for community networks in Latin America.

22 February 2019

Where community networks may not go: E-commerce claims to bridge the rural-urban gap in China

China’s governance model forbids significant options for community networks outside the purview of the state. Thus state telecoms operators and state-supported e‑commerce companies have co-opted (or fenced off) niches that...

20 February 2019

DigiGlot Newsletter: App links refugees with volunteer translators

The DigiGlot Newsletter is a bi-weekly collaborative newsletter that reports on how indigenous, minority, and endangered language communities are adopting and adapting technology to change the internet landscape.

19 February 2019

RV Newsletter: Monitoring rights-related data by and for indigenous communities

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.

18 February 2019

Meet Luis Flores, the host of @ActLenguas Twitter account for February 18-24, 2019

Learn more about Luis Flores, the host managing the @ActLenguas Twitter account during February 18-24, 2019 in a new social media campaign focusing on linguistic diversity online.

11 February 2019

Is it possible to decolonize the Commons? An interview with Jane Anderson of Local Contexts – Part 2

How can we have an open movement that works for everyone, not only the most powerful? How have power structures historically worked against Indigenous communities, and how can the Creative...