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These posts are from Rising Voices, a Global Voices project that helps create and develop citizen media in places where people don't normally have access to it.

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26 February 2015

Australians Shake Up Internet With Indigenous #MotherLanguage Tweets

Australians joined people from around the world for International Mother Language Day by tweeting in indigenous languages.

20 February 2015

Video Project Documents the Life and Struggles of West Papuans

"They are the stories behind the conflict: the struggles for education, the environment, equality, and dignity."

5 January 2015

Language Revitalization in Oklahoma and Texas: 2014 Year in Review

Colleen Fitzgerald, Director of CoLang 2014 reflects on the accomplishments in language revitalization in Oklahoma and Texas, where digital media also played an important role in the past year's work.

2 January 2015

Rising Voices: The Year 2014 in Review

Rising Voices invites you to take a look back at our 2014 activities supporting new communities in their use of citizen media for self-expression and digital storytelling.

31 December 2014

Traditional Iñupiaq Story Comes To Life Through Video Game

A traditional Native Alaskan story called "Kunuuksaayuka" has become a video game thanks to a collaborative initiative that seeks to preserve their culture and language.

17 December 2014

OjoVoz App Helps Underrepresented Communities Go Digital With Their Storytelling

OjoVoz is an Android mobile app that allows underrepresented communities to collaboratively share digital stories through images and sound.

11 November 2014

Myanmar's Child Refugees Share Their Stories Through Visual Art

Based on a series of workshops with young refugees from Burma, American author Erika Berg is planning a book that compiles artwork by the children in her seminars.

9 November 2014

A Network of Indigenous Language Digital Activists in Mexico

Rising Voices co-organized a gathering for Indigenous Language Digital Activists in Oaxaca, Mexico to help build a network to help revitalize indigenous languages through the use of participatory digital media.

18 October 2014

More Than 40 Million People Await the Launch of Odia Wikisource

Speakers of Odia will soon have mountains of books to read online in their mother tongue, following the launch of the Odia Wikisource, which will make accessible many rare books.

9 October 2014

Drones Over the Amazon on the Lookout for Environment Threats

After a workshop conducted in August 2014, indigenous leaders from Amazon regions in Peru started to discover the role drones can play in monitoring environmental threats to the rainforest.

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