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 dogs in Second Life.



Georgia in Miami


Ivan in Amsterdam

You can listen to the entire show, including a piece by Chris Vallance on Maker Faire Africa, here.


The BBC also recently featured the work of Foko Madagascar, a Rising Voices grantee. Christina Corbett of BBC World Radio interviewed Tahina and Andry.



Tahina (on far right) explaining how to use Ushahidi to report from mobile phones during times of crisis.


Andry on the phone with Ariniaina explaining that it was not safe to be outside because soldiers were firing tear gas.

In May Solana interviewed Tahina about his use of Ushahidi to improve reporting during the coup. You can learn more about Madagascar’s 2009 political crisis on the Global Voices special coverage page.