Global Voices Online

I’ve been monitoring
Global Voices Online for a few months now, and am constantly
impressed by the informative blogs they bring to my attention. It was announced yesterday that GVO won an award for
Best English Language Journalistic Blog
by Deutsche Welle
so I thought now was a good time to tell you more about what they are doing, if you don’t yet
know about them. Global Voices Online is a non-profit global citizens’ media project, sponsored by the Berkman Center
for Internet and Society at the Harvard Law School. The blog acts as a guide to the most interesting conversations and
ideas appearing around the world on other blogs or podcasts and posts links to these websites on a daily basis. Browse
their Global Roundup Archive to get a sense of the
type of information they gather — links to news and commentary on blogs in Senegal, Kenya, Estonia, Oman, Burma and
countless other places. It’s an excellent alternative news resource that world travelers can turn to for first hand
accounts of politics, economics and culture in countries that often don’t receive adequate coverage by mainstream