ctrp421 New Frontiers for Global Citizen Journalism

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Global Voices Online has come a long way since the days of being all about blogs from around the world. Just as the technology for publishing online and having conversations about issues that effect our lives has evolved, so too has this international project dedicated to multi-lingual, multi-cultural, grassroots reporting.  In 2012 GVO are into more than just providing a place for translation and reporting, they’ve moved into specialized projects relating to advocacy, socio-cultural projects and protecting citizen journalists around the world. At this year’s Re:publica12 conference, I had a chance to finally sit down with Ivan Sigal, executive director of Global Voices Online, and we spoke about these new frontiers and how he sees where we are today as global citizens of many languages examining the world around us.

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7 Responses

  1. The dispersal of on-line communication from blogs to other, centralised platforms might be reversible. I, for one, hope that Diaspora – check http://devblog.joindiaspora.com/ and http://blog.diasporafoundation.org/ for their progress – can offer a re-unification of long-text blogging, micro-blogging, photo sharing etc. Re-unification only in the front-end, though, where the people actually converse. Not on the technical level, but further decentralisation, away from the commercial spaces that only appear to be public.

    Great interview, Mark! I hope there will be another opportunity soon without time pressure :-)

  2. c.stohr says:

    Hey Mark, where can I find your talk at the re:publica 2012? Is it on youtube already?