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Saturday, May 11 • 10:00am - 10:40am
OpenSpeaks: Open Archives of the Voices of the Commons

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Half of world's languages (6500) might be dead in a century's time (UNESCO). Languages — not just a tool for communications, but a device for political/social freedom and expression of nuances of a society. A dying language can wipe off the cultures of the native speakers if not documented in an accessible format.

OpenSpeaks in an open, global, participatory platform for communities to learn about digital-documentation of languages with focus on endangered ones funded by NatGeo and supported by Mozilla Open Leaders Series. This workshop will be a hands-on session for citizen archivists.

Session notes:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1lyw4yLTZD2Dl0FVq0m-NBsKoGIzX56SXxD0VoZPRNo4/edit

Speakers
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Subhashish Panigrahi

Founder, OpenSpeaks, O Foundation (OFDN); GV; Internet Society
Open Internet advocate. Founded OpenSpeaks (project to build digital documentation of marginalized languages), co-founded O Foundation (nonprofit for growing Openness in South Asia). Works as Chapter Development Manager, Asia-Pacific for Internet Society.


Saturday May 11, 2019 10:00am - 10:40am
New Delhi Room, 4th Floor, Museu do Oriente Av. Brasília 352, 1350-279 Lisboa, Portugal

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