Archive for April, 2012

Short Video

Here is a short video I found that sums up what global voices is all about 🙂



April 30, 2012 at 12:12 pm Leave a comment

General Premise and Contributors

Global Voices was originally founded to give attention to countries that were not being talked about in the mainstream media. Its goal was to use citizen journalism to bridge the gap between different parts of the world. In order to acheive its goal Global Voices draws from citizen blogs across the globe relying on 500 volunteer authors from around the world to submit stories. They also have a handful of part-time editors whose job it is to weed through the stories so people are always getting accurate information.

The stories found on the sight range from hard hitting news to lighthearted lifestyle stories that showcase what is going on in every country across the globe.

Global voices has the list of active and nonactive authors on their website and it seems endless! Check out the link!

April 30, 2012 at 9:25 am Leave a comment

Founded In 2005 by…….

Rebecca Mackinnon

 Rebecca Mackinnon graduated from Harvard University with a Bachelors degree in Government before going on to work at CNN in 1992. Mackinnon started out at CNN as the Beijing Bureau Assistant before becoming chief in 1998 and finally the Tokyo Bureau Chief in 2001. After working with CNN Mackinnon began working with different institutions in their government and journalism departments such as; Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society, University of Hong Kong’s Journalism and Media Studies, and Princeton’s Center for Information and Technology. In 2012 Mackinnon wrote and published her first book entitled Consent of the Networked: The Worldwide Struggle For Internet Freedom.



Ethan Zuckerman

Ethan Zuckerman graduated from Williams College and was affiliated with one of the original Internet sensations Like Mackinnon he has worked with the Berkman Center for Internet and Society on Global Media Attention. Zuckerman was named top Global Thinker by Foreign Policy magazine; he also went on to work wit MIT as the director of Center for Civic Media.


After meeting while working with the Berkman Center both Mackinnon and Zuckerman started Global Voices after getting the idea from an international bloggers meeting at Harvard. What started out as a small international blog grew quickly into what it is today as more and more people began contributing to the site.

April 25, 2012 at 9:09 pm Leave a comment