July 16, 2005
Global Voices Online
Global Voices Online is a wonderful site that: provides a common point of access for the grassroots media and local voices that are providing such a compelling and powerful alternative to the big media and government machines; promotes the use of open source tools as a means to ensure that these voices can be heard loud and clear; ensure that fundamental information freedoms are retained and that people who speak out are free from persecution. The initiative emerged from a meeting of bloggers - another sign of what can happen when the people can make themselves be heard. These are the types of projects many of us hoped would emerge from the Internet and especially the Web.
One example of how you can work with GLobal Voices Online is by providing them with information about important blog posts and bloggers: "Writing this roundup every day is a daunting task. To make sure we don’t miss blog posts you think are important, please send us the links! Just email: email@example.com - we’ll always check this account before writing each day’s roundup. When you send the email, it’s always most helpful if you can include not only the URL web address, but also a sentence or two about where the blogger is writing from and why you think it’s a story the world needs to know about." I was impressed with their Bridge Blog Index, which is a wiki-based list of Blogs that help to bridge the gap between cultures and a better understanding of each other and the challenges we face. An important contribution to the global dialogue to increase human security.
Posted by mleggott at July 16, 2005 2:45 PM