Global Voices is a community of more than 200 bloggers around the world who work together to bring reports from blogs and citizen media around the world, with emphasis on voices that are not ordinarily heard in international mainstream media. The founders are Rebecca MacKinnon and Ethan Zuckerman.
It is five years old today!
I was not involved in the legendary gathering back in 2004 that lead to the creation of Global Voices Manifesto. Rising Voices Director David Sasaki has written aretrospective to honor Global Voices' fifth birthday. I joined the community several months after Global Voices got started after meeting Rebecca because of a strong interest in connecting with Cambodian bloggers. And while I haven't been as active in recent years, the friendships and connections have endured.
Rebecca MacKinnon has written a terrific reflection on the early years and what Global Voices has developed into five years later. This piece is part of a series to support Global Voices Online Fundraising campaign - just sent a happy birthday gift.