HIV Positive Bloggers Defy Stigma and Silence

HIV Positive Bloggers Defy Stigma and Silence

Wherever you may be reading this – at the kitchen table with a spoonful of cereal in your mouth, at the office while you should be working, on your cell phone as you wait for the bus – please stop and consider this: what if your doctor calls you in the...
Global Voices and Foko on the BBC

Global Voices and Foko on the BBC

Georgia and Ivan were on BBC’s Pods & Blogs show a couple days ago discussing the past, present, and future of Global Voices. I have made a track of just their segment in order to save my esteemed readers from having to listen to a piece on virtual guide...
Local Street Art in Barrio El Progreso, Colombia

Local Street Art in Barrio El Progreso, Colombia

A couple months ago a French photographer and street artist who goes by JR gained a good deal of attention for his latest installation in Kibera, one of the world’s largest slums (population 1 million), located on the outskirts of Nairobi in Kenya. His work was...
In Which the Internet Buys Suso a Door

In Which the Internet Buys Suso a Door

I am interested in the capacity of citizen media to capitalize our best intentions by creating a community of good will among individuals who would otherwise likely never meet. Marinade on this: a Trinidadian, Puerto Rican living in NYC, Argentinian living in Canada,...
Rising Voices Seeks Micro-grant Proposals for Citizen Media Outreach

Rising Voices Seeks Micro-grant Proposals for Citizen Media Outreach

Rising Voices, the outreach arm of Global Voices, is now accepting project proposals for microgrant funding of up to $5,000 for new media outreach projects. Ideal applicants will present innovative and detailed proposals to teach citizen media techniques to communities that are poorly positioned to discover and take advantage of tools like blogging, video-blogging, and podcasting on their own. Applications are due no later than Sunday, January 18, 2009. The five selected grantees will be announced in early February.

Warm Thoughts of San Javier La Loma

Warm Thoughts of San Javier La Loma

Hard to believe that the year has almost come to an end. Dopplr just sent me an email to let me know that I took 44 trips to 34 cities in 2008. That’s a lot of city. One of the most frustrating parts of living life at such a fast pace is that you can easily miss...
Three Notes on World AIDS Day

Three Notes on World AIDS Day

As I wrote a couple weeks ago in an email to the Rising Voices mailing list, I have mixed feelings about World AIDS Day. On the one hand, it can help create the illusion that we only need to think about AIDS one day out of the year and then somehow everything will get...

Many Tongues, One Internet

Remember Taslima from the Nari Jibon project in Dhaka? Isn’t she sweet? Now she has her own domain, Taslima.net. Go on and visit and say hello. Yesterday she led a workshop at Nari Jibon to train the other bloggers there how to publish in their native language,...