Laura Morris

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Rising Voices Editor

Rising Voices editor, radio features producer, photographer. Interests include storytelling, the politics behind photography, and terrariums. Originally from New York, she is currently based in Paris, France. Tweets @zigzagrailroad and on soundcloud as “midden productions”

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14 April 2014

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5 Resources for Citizen Journalists

New and noteworthy resources for citizen media reporters (and teachers) about staying safe, working in humanitarian disasters, focusing on women's rights, and making sure what you publish is true.

10 April 2014

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Odia Loves Wikipedia

Odia, a 2,500 year old language has recently gained the status of an Indian classical language, an event recently celebrated by Odia Wikipedians, using a new free and open-source font.

7 April 2014

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Nominations Out For The BOBs

The Best of the Blogs award nominations have been posted online. You can sign on today and vote for your favorites. Here is a sampling of some of the submissions from around the world.

2 April 2014

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MySQAR: Myanmar's First Social Network

MySQUAR exists entirely in Burmese. Less than one year old, it is growing rapidly in a country where Internet access is about to expand as telecommunications services spread.

28 March 2014

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Resources for Video Activism: Witness

Are you using video to make your campaign a reality? Are you telling stories or filming actions with cameras - or your phone? On March 28th, we host a #GVFace with Witness to talk about tips on using video for advocacy. Here are some of their tips sheets and toolkits.

24 March 2014

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Knight News Challenge Roundup

In February, the Knight Foundation launched its News Challenge, looking for ideas to promote journalism and advance media innovation asking: How can we strengthen the Internet for free expression and innovation? Here is a sampling of entries which are specifically focusing on indigenous concerns and/or endangered languages.

17 March 2014

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Perpetuating Culture, Restoring Language: Tlingit and the Sealaska Heritage Institute

“We don’t want what you did here to only echo in the air, how our grandfathers used to do things..." The Sealaska Heritage Institute works with native and endangered languages in the Pacific Northwest, developing a younger generation of speakers.

12 March 2014

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Wikitongues: Document Your Language

Wikitongues is a community effort to give all the world’s people access to all the world’s 7,000 languages by citizen-driven participatory video and blogging.

3 March 2014

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The Welsh Twitterati: Bringing Everyone Together

Ffrwti is a new Welsh-language site, aggregating tweets and posting articles on tech, culture and language from the 15,000 Welsh-language twitter users.

26 February 2014

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Have You Applied Yet? Sign Up Your Blog – It's the BOBs!

Deutsche Welle's yearly contest is open again to bloggers writing in fourteen different languages and multiple categories. The contest - Best of Online Activism - aims to promote freedom of expression and to uphold human rights on the Internet and around the world.