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Global Voices

Global Voices

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. 

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Jun 10, 2014 @ 12:30 PM

Caring for Audiences: Building Communities, Design, and Social Movements

Ivan Sigal, Berkman Fellow

What we call the caring problem for audiences is not a determined fact, but also of building communities, language choices, design, and social media tactics. More

Jun 25, 2013 @ 6:00 PM

REWIRE: Digital Cosmopolitans in the Age of Connection

A book launch with the author, Ethan Zuckerman, Director of the MIT Center for Civic Media

A rousing call to action for those who would be citizens of the world—online and off. More

Feb 2, 2012 @ 6:00 PM

Consent of the Networked: The Worldwide Struggle for Internet Freedom

Rebecca MacKinnon, New America Foundation

In her timely book, Rebecca MacKinnon warns that a convergence of unchecked government actions and unaccountable company practices is threatening the future of democracy and human… More

Jul 19, 2010 @ 9:00 AM

ICT and Civic Engagement in Nigeria: the 2011 Presidential Election and Beyond

This symposium in Abuja, Nigeria will stimulate discussion of, engagement with, and reflection upon the role and uses of information and communications technologies (ICTs) in… More

Jun 2, 2009 @ 12:30 PM

Beyond Objectivity: Global Voices and the Future of Journalism

Lokman Tsui, Berkman Fellow

Drawing on the Global Voices project as an exemplar, Lokman Tsui will argue that we need to move beyond objectivity towards "hospitality" in pursuing the potential of journalism… More

Mar 5, 2009

2007 Circumvention Landscape Report: Methods, Uses, and Tools

A large variety of different projects have developed tools that can be used to circumvent Internet filtering, allowing people in filtered countries access to otherwise filtered… More

Mar 3, 2009 @ 12:30 PM

The Tao of the Web: China and the future of the Internet

Rebecca MacKinnon

Most English-language discussions about "the future of the Internet" approach the subject from an Anglo-American and European perspective. But what if you take China - now with… More

Oct 28, 2008 @ 1:30 PM

Rising Voices: Helping the global population join the global conversation

David Sasaki

David Sasaki, Global Voices' director of outreach, will discuss the successes, challenges, and lessons learned over the past 18 months of training under-represented communities… More

Jun 27, 2008 @ 9:00 AM

Global Voices Citizen Media Summit 2008

The Media Summit 2008 brought together members of the Global Voices Online citizen media project, and its wider community with a diverse group of bloggers, activists,… More

Dec 16, 2006 @ 8:04 PM

Global Voices Summit 2006

The Global Voices Summit 2006 posed the questions: How can we use the Internet to build a more democratic, participatory global discourse? How can we create a more inclusive… More

Dec 10, 2005 @ 8:16 PM

Global Voices Summit 2005

Global Voices was an opportunity for contributors and community members to take stock of what we’ve done, promote our successes, and brainstorm about what a global citizens’ media… More

Mar 29, 2005 @ 12:30 PM

Global Voices Online

Rebecca MacKinnon and Ethan Zuckerman

Berkman Luncheon Series: 3/29/05 - Rebecca MacKinnon and Ethan Zuckerman on Global Voices More

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