Do you know about Global Voices?
Well, if you have more than a passing interest in democracy, human rights, politics, culture and online activism, then you should. Some of it is opinion and commentary; some of it is straight reporting. There are some interesting interviews on a huge range of topics. These are real, on-the-ground voices from our ever-widening global conversation.
Global Voices describe themselves thus:
We are a border-less, largely volunteer community of more than 1400 writers, analysts, online media experts and translators.
Global Voices has been leading the conversation on citizen media reporting since 2005. We curate, verify and translate trending news and stories you might be missing on the Internet, from blogs, independent press and social media in 167 countries.
Many of the world’s most interesting and important stories aren’t in just one place. Sometimes they’re scattered in bits and pieces across the Internet, in blog posts and tweets, and in multiple languages. These are the stories we accurately report on Global Voices—and translate into more than 35 languages.
I am proud and happy to have joined this network, and so far have written four articles – three of them on the recently held general elections. I am planning to write once a week, consistently. I am still learning the “ropes” but am finding it an exciting challenge. I have been reading Global Voices articles for years, but never thought I could be a part of it!
The Global Voices pages are divided into regions, so you can browse through any areas that are of particular interest. There are a number of other great articles from the Caribbean – including this one, which I particularly enjoyed: https://globalvoices.org/2016/02/26/animator-chronicles-his-familys-experience-emigrating-with-the-caribbeans-windrush-generation/
Do tune in, and enjoy! My latest article is here: https://globalvoices.org/2016/02/26/jamaica-peacefully-chooses-a-new-government-young-activists-take-a-bow/