Latest posts by Eddie Avila
8 December 2013
Video letters are a way for children in isolated indigenous communities in Oaxaca to show some of their favorite things in their village and to connect with others around the world through the power of video.
4 December 2013
The message that indigenous languages are not dialects is part of a new campaign launched by the Juan de Córdova Research Library of the San Pablo Cultural Center in Oaxaca, Mexico. It aims to change the perception that native languages are not the same as any other global language.
17 November 2013
Radio Los Inestables, the RV grantee project continues with its weekly audio workshops at the Neuro-Psychiatric Hospital in Córdoba, Argentina. Here some of the participants share their experiences learning new tools and citizen journalism techniques.
20 October 2013
In July 2013, the Living Tongues Institute organized another language revitalization workshop for endangered language activists from around Micronesia focusing on technology and the creation of “Talking Dictionaries” for each of the languages represented.
23 July 2013
Kelly Fraser, an Inuit student and singer, has been covering pop songs after translating them into the Inuktitut language. By sharing them on YouTube and SoundCloud, she is reaching a new generation of young Inuit who see their language reflected in songs they already know.
17 July 2013
Following the project summary of the Rising Voices grantee project Xela Civic Libraries, we take a look at some of the content created in each of the three community libraries in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala. These blog posts are snapshots of daily life taking place at the library and in the surrounding community.
15 July 2013
We look back at the past year in the work of Xela Civic Libraries, a 2012 Rising Voices grantee. The project took place in three community libraries in rural municipalities in the Quetzaltenango Department in Guatemala. Focusing on access to information and the sharing of news and activities on the community library blog, the project helped bring attention to local issues facing these communities.
12 July 2013
Escuelab in Lima, Peru has not only been providing a physical space for a diverse group of citizens to come together to implement projects that will benefit society through the use of technology and digital media, but it is also a supportive community to help foster this creativity.
11 July 2013
Twenty-four participants from across Morocco gathered in Rabat on July 1-5 for the first training in the basics of digital storytelling using the StoryMaker app for Android phones. The diverse group included journalists, bloggers, activists, software developers, translators, and other members of Morocco's civil society.
26 June 2013
Small World News recently put together a YouTube video showing a step-by-step tutorial on how to use the StoryMaker app, which is a tool for journalists to create their own news reports using their Android phone, as safely and securely as possible.