- Surco Servicios Universitarios y Redes de Conocimientos en Oaxaca A.C
- Civil Society
The expansion of community networks, the increasingly mandatory use of digital tools, and the rapid isolation caused by the Covid-19 pandemic have left indigenous communities vulnerable with respect to the protection of their personal and collective information.
This initiative seeks to enable the participation of indigenous peoples in digital environments, through the promotion and appropriation of digital rights, to guarantee access to information in indigenous languages in the Triqui, Mazateco, Mixe, and Zapoteco regions that are part of the cultures recognized in the Law on the Rights of the Peoples and Communities of the State of Oaxaca. This proposal provides tools to help mold digital (Internet) environments to indigenous needs and culture, by means of training workshops and a campaign in public and community media. The ultimate goal of this project is the governance of community data and the presence of linguistic diversity on the Internet, including the right of the indigenous peoples and communities of the Oaxacan entity to decide what is shared or maintained in cyberspace.