The Nubian Voices will join the conversation on Wednesday 24th of November 2021, along with language activists from the Middle East and North Africa region, about the challenges for minority, indigenous, and low-resourced MENA language communities.
This will be part of the events of Bread & Net conference by SMEX. The session is organized by Global Voices organization through its Rising Voices initiative.
Three MENA minority languages will be featured; Nubian, Amazigh and Kurdish languages. The focus will mostly tackle the digital approaches of the three languages, to ensuring that their languages are present on the internet by creating digital content, helping to build tools, as well as training and mentoring other speakers of their language to participate online.
The session will be moderated by Mariam Abuadas, an anthropologist and project director in the fields of community management and gender equality throughout the Middle East, in the field and within digital spaces. Mariam is an Arabic Translation Manager at Global Voices, she is also the founder of both Tatawor, a community NGO in Jordan and Akhbarek, a women centric media platform that focuses on the intersection between language, freedom of expression and digital rights of Arab women.
Bread&Net is an annual unconference that promotes and defends digital rights across Arabic speaking countries. Hosted by SMEX, Bread&Net is a platform built for and sustained by hundreds of activists, technologists, journalists, researchers, lawyers, academics, entrepreneurs, and human rights defenders from around the world, with a particular focus on digital rights and digital freedoms in Arabic-speaking countries.