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Documentaries made using OpenSpeaks Framework

Gyani Maiya

TRAILER | Language: Kusunda

All her tribespeople left the nomadic life — to settle in villages — and their mother tongue Gi Mihaq. Who will keep the language alive?

Mage Porob

TRAILER | Language: Ho

Mage Porob brings everyone home no matter how far they are. None can stay at home when the dumeng is beaten, .

OpenSpeaks in conferences

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Mozilla Festival 2021

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Celtic Knot 2018, Wales, UK

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Mozilla Festival 2018, London, UK

Publications and news coverage

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Young people, social inclusion and digitalisation. Emerging knowledge for practice and policy

[Chapter in the Youth Knowledge book] We contributed a Chapter (no. 6) titled “Can openness and open standards help revitalise marginalised languages?”.

Creative Commons Global Summit 2021

An interactive session on “building consent from bottom up” for open culture and open licensing, and a discussion on “How social justice initiatives can further Creative Commons“.

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UN Internet Governance Forum (IGF) 2021

Joined panel “Data to Inclusion: Building datasets in African Languages” to share use of Openness for protection of indigenous languages and higher focus on digital rights of communities.

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UNESCO organises workshop on strengthening multilingualism through datasets in low resourced languages at IGF 2021

We underlined in this panel for growing digital rights knowhow among indigenous groups, more media and information literacy, protection of indigenous knowledge and ensuring for (indigenous) community agency on research outcomes involving them.

O Foundation and National Geographic set out to document endangered languages before they are lost forever

[News feature] “Through this initiative, the team is attempting to document the almost-forgotten languages of India. What’s more? They have received a grant from National Geographic to specifically document three to four endangered languages of South Asia.”