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21 February 2014

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Top 10 Things You Need To Know About Endangered Languages

Anna Luisa Daigneault shares ten things you should know about Endangered Languages, including some key insights on the possibilities of technology for language revitalization and preservation.

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The Amp #7 : Feb 8 – 21

Along with our usual list of opportunities and projects, today we are commemorating International Mother Language Day with a campaign asking people and organisations from around the world to tweet in their mother tongue. Follow the campaign on Twitter with hashtags #imld14 and #imld.

20 February 2014

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[StoryMaker] Privilege Musvanhiri of Mobile Community Zimbabwe

At the StoryMaker Camp held in January in Amman, Jordan, we spoke with Privilege Musvanhiri of Mobile Community Zimbabwe. The citizen journalism project took part in a training using the StoryMaker app in Harare, Zimbabwe.

19 February 2014

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[StoryMaker] Vesna Dolinšek of Lam Echaml in Tunisia

At the StoryMaker Camp held in January in Amman, Jordan, we spoke with Vesna Dolinšek of Lam Echaml in Tunisia, one of the local coordinators of the project, who shared her experience of meeting other coordiantors from around the world at the StoryMaker trainings.

18 February 2014

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Celebrating a Project Well-Mapped

As the current phase of the Mapping for Niger project draws to an end, the Rising Voices micrograntee celebrated with a ceremony at the University of Niamey.

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[StoryMaker] Mustafa El-Ani of the Independent Media Centre Kurdistan

At the StoryMaker Camp held in January in Amman, Jordan, we spoke with Mustafa El-Ani of the Independent Media Centre Kurdistan, one of the local coordinators of the project, who shared his experience with the StoryMaker trainings in Iraq.

17 February 2014

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Tweet in Your Mother Language on February 21

Please join us on February 21 to celebrate International Mother Language Day with a Twitter campaign to highlight and encourage more people to tweet in their mother language using the hashtag #imld14

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[StoryMaker] Emad Shenouda of Al Sawt al Hurr in Egypt

At the StoryMaker Camp held in January in Amman, Jordan, we spoke with Emad Shenouda of Al Sawt al Hurr in Egypt, one of the local coordinators of the project, who shared his experience with the StoryMaker trainings in Egypt, about the local nature of the content and about ongoing challenges.

13 February 2014

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Everyday Life Across the Continent

Everyday Africa, a collective blog using photography to break down stereotypes about Africa, focuses on mobile phone photos, representing the rising wave of technology in Africa. They are creating curriculum for teens, combatting assumptions learnt from the mainstream media about "other" people and places.

12 February 2014

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[Arab Bloggers 14] Dina El Hawary of Meedan

Another participant we spoke to at the Arab Bloggers Meeting was Dina El Hawary from Meedan. She provided an overview of the platform and training for the Checkdesk project that she has been working with is Checkdesk, which helps facilitate collaborative verification of social media.