Global Voices Online is an online citizen media community dedicated to amplifying independent online voices from outside North America and Western Europe. The editorial team consists of one full-time managing editor plus 15 part time positions for bloggers living around the world who, with the help of over 80 volunteer contributors, curate and translate the best blogs and other online citizen media in their countries and regions. GVO is expanding its outreach activities aimed at helping more communities who are generally under-represented in media coverage to get their voices heard through blogging, podcasting, and online sharing of video and images. A new advocacy arm will help people circumvent Internet censorship and maintain information security and anonymity so that they can be more successful at both obtaining information and speaking out.
This project is supported in part by Hivos, Reuters, The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.