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Global Voices Online – Lingua Project


Global Voices Online is a community of more than 1,000 volunteers around the world working together to report news, with emphasis on voices that are not ordinarily heard in international mainstream media.

Global Voices Online is translated into more than 30 languages by volunteer translators, members of the Lingua Project. Additionally, Global Voices Online has an Advocacy website and network to help people speak out online in places where their voices are censored. We also have an outreach project called Rising Voices to help marginalized communities use citizen media to be heard, with an emphasis on the developing world.

Global Voices Online seeks to aggregate, curate, and amplify the global conversation online - shining light on places and people other media often ignore. We work to develop tools, institutions and relationships that will help all voices, everywhere, to be heard.

Millions of people are blogging, podcasting, and uploading photos, videos, and information across the globe, but unless you know where to look, it can be difficult to find respected and credible voices. Our international team of volunteer authors, translators and part-time editors are active participants in the blogospheres they write about on Global Voices Online.

Global Voices Online is incorporated in the Netherlands as Stichting Global Voices Online, a nonprofit foundation. We do not have an office, but work as a virtual community across multiple time zones, meeting in person only when the opportunity arises (usually during our Summits). We rely on grants, sponsorships, editorial commissions, and donations to cover our costs.

We regularly translate into Albanian, Arabic, Aymara, Amharic, Bengali, Bulgarian, Catalan, Chinese, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Macedonian, Malagasy, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Swahili, Swedish.

We are urgently seeking more volunteers to translate into Hebrew, Hindi, Farsi, Filipino, Khmer, Myanmar (Burmese), Turkish, Urdu.

Visit the Lingua Project site and apply now to join us!

Keywords: blogs, blogosphere, human rights, freedom of expression, media, social media, citizen media, internet, volunteering, community, journalism, freedom of speech, activism

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Mar 29, 2017

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