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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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18 May 2015

Join the Gathering to Connect Indigenous Language Digital Activists in Colombia

Together with local partners, Rising Voices is pleased to announce the open call for participation for an Indigenous Language Digital Activism Gathering set for June 18-19 in Bogota, Colombia.

10 May 2015

How a Traditional African Game Spread Throughout the World

An ancient strategy game enjoyed from the villages of the Sahel to the Mozambique Channel's fishing communities shows how intermingled Africa's cultures are.

A Tribute to Espíritu Bautista, Defender of the Yanesha Language and Culture

Anna Luisa Daigneault worked with the late Espíritu Bautista preserving Yanesha language and culture. She writes a tribute to her friend sharing his words from the Yanesha Oral History Archives.

30 April 2015

How a Youth Collective Is Changing the Brazilian Amazon Community of Cabelo Seco

"The community still faces weaknesses, fights and disputes, a lot of worries at home and in the streets, but we try to overcome all that."

10 April 2015

KaiKai News Trains Young Sierra Leoneans to Make Documentaries

KaiKai News empowers young Sierra Leoneans with documentary-making skills.

3 April 2015

Australian Kids Are Learning the Warumungu Language With a Radio Cockatoo’s Help

A white cockatoo named Pinangkarl is a central character in radio program and audio podcast "Pinarra Aku" teaching Australian children about the Warumungu Aboriginal language.

1 April 2015

Students Connect With Their Community Roots at Bolivia’s Aymara Indigenous University

A new citizen journalism project is bringing the voices of Aymara students from the Túpac Katari Indigenous University in Bolivia to the web.

31 March 2015

Myanmar Rural Villagers Share Their Development Plans Through Facebook

"It is a valuable method because it identifies what the community truly needs, instead of what we think they might need.”

27 March 2015

Bringing the Muisca Language Back from Extinction, One Word at a Time

Even though the indigenous language Muisca is extinct, a group of Colombians are using wikis, mobile apps, and social media to breathe new life into the language.

22 March 2015

Giving Voice and Hope to the ‘Forgotten’ Victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines

"Solidarity is a rainbow that inspires people to overcome the tragedies that threatened to destroy their lives."

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