Global Voices Online has announced an Executive Director! In August, Ivan Sigal will take the helm, joining Managing Director Georgia Popplewell and GVO's international team and growing network. Today, GVO co-founder Rebecca MacKinnon joins Ethan Zuckerman in celebrating the news.
Also, during the summit, the Rising Voices initiative announced new projects focused on public health. A little more than a year old, Rising Voices is one of the most exciting initiatives of the GVO network, seeking to "to empower under-represented communities to make their voices heard online by 1.) providing financial support to outreach projects, 2.) developing a series of participatory media tutorials, and 3.) cultivating a network of passionate citizen media activists to help encourage and support the replication of outreach trainings."