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MarginalizedAadhaar: Digital identity in the time of COVID-19

India's digital identification system is putting marginalised communities at a greater disadvantage during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Students arrested for demanding internet facilities in Balochistan

A number of students were manhandled, baton-charged and arrested in Quetta, Balochistan, for protesting against non-availability of internet after their classes shifted online due to COVID-19 restrictions.

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.

Community networks and local access monthly newsletter – number 26

The June 2020 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.

Interview with Alcides Javier Torres Gutt, Guaraní language digital activist

Find more about Alcides Javier Torres Gutt. He will manage the @ActLenguas Twitter account during June 15-21, 2020 and will talk about his work for the Guaraní language.

RV Newsletter: Curating a collection of multilingual COVID-19 resources

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.

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.

Interview with Elena Tambriz, K’iche’ language digital activist

Learn more about Elena Tambriz. She is the host of the @ActLenguas Twitter account during June 1-7, 2020 and will speak about her work in support of the K’iche’ language.

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.

A Yorùbá language activist strives for linguistic diversity in digital spaces 

Adéṣinà Ọmọ Yoòbá, a Nigerian Yorùbá language and culture advocate, is keen to bridge the cultural and linguistic digital divide.

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.

COVID-19 tune educates, empowers Indonesia’s remote Marapu community

"Let’s just stay at home. Let’s wash our hands diligently to protect our health and lives."