Blogging for a Cause: Global Voices
Sunday, June 21, 2009 at 09:09 PM EDT
Or how would you find out about Mariam Zouaghi, a Tunisian student sentenced to six years in jail for her online activities? (search for her Google News turns up 3 articles, none in English) without Global Voices Advocacy?
Global Voices is important to me not because it brings us â€œcitizen mediaâ€ from around the world. As I have opined repeatedly, I donâ€™t care whether media is â€œcitizenâ€ or â€œmainstreamâ€ and I live for the day when those words (as Henry Jenkins proposed so eloquently here at Beyond Broadcast) have gone the way of the term â€œhorseless carriage.â€
I care about good stories and authentic perspectives. And I care about the lives of people in countries that mass-market legacy media in my country ignore except when thereâ€™s a war or a US economic or diplomatic interest at stake.
Full disclosure: Iâ€™m friends with many of the people who make Global Voices what it is and Iâ€™m writing this today in response to an interesting challenge that could help bring some more money to Global Voices. But Iâ€™m not doing it to help my friends, Iâ€™m doing it because I know how hard they work, how many amazing new projects theyâ€™d like to do and how important they are to the project of bulding the cross-border connections that we all need to becomeÂ global citizens.
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This article originally appeared on Media Re:public.