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Global Voices presentation for African Media Leadership Conference 2009

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Global Voices presentation for African Media Leadership Conference 2009

  1. 1. presentation by Georgia Popplewell Managing Director, Global Voices
  2. 2. African Media Leadership Conference Accra, Sep 2009
  3. 3. Embracing Social Networking and Citizen Media Platforms: Meeting the People Where They Are - A Case Study, Global Voices
  4. 4. Embracing Social Networking and Citizen Media Platforms: Meeting the People Where They Are - A Case Study, Global Voices
  5. 5. www.globalvoicesonline.org
  6. 6. Why Global Voices? so much content! l’anglais n’est pas la seule langue sur l’internet lack of context credibility—who can we trust?
  7. 7. Why Global Voices? so much content! l’anglais n’est pas la seule langue sur l’internet lack of context credibility—who can we trust?
  8. 8. Why Global Voices? so much content! l’anglais n’est pas la seule langue sur l’internet lack of context credibility—who can we trust?
  9. 9. Why Global Voices? so much content! l’anglais n’est pas la seule langue sur l’internet lack of context credibility—who can we trust?
  10. 10. Why Global Voices? so much content! l’anglais n’est pas la seule langue sur l’internet lack of context credibility—who can we trust?
  11. 11. GLOBAL VOICES ORGANIZATIONAL CHART
  12. 12. GLOBAL VOICES ORGANIZATIONAL CHART Washington DC Trinidad and Tobago Netherlands Taiwan who New York/Berlin/Puerto Rico knows? Ukraine, Prague, Zambia, Bolivia, Kazakhstan, Armenia, Trinidad, Colombia, Japan, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Madagascar, Brazil etc All over the world
  13. 13. image by: droïd
  14. 14. Some Global Voices facts leading citizen media newsroom active community of 200; extended network of 800-1000 300,000 unique visitors/ month
  15. 15. Some Global Voices facts used by Reuters, BBC, content NY Times, Al Jazeera, U.N. contributors interviewed by major media often in Technorati top 100 blogs site based on Open Source blogging platform WordPress
  16. 16. Some Global Voices facts supported by combination of foundation funding, commissioned work & leveraging of expertise of community used widely by journalists
  17. 17. www.globalvoicesonline.org
  18. 18. http://www.globalvoicesonline.org
  19. 19. rising.globalvoicesonline.org
  20. 20. advocacy.globalvoicesonline.org
  21. 21. “For the the Internet to fulfill its most ambitious promises, we need to recognize translation as one of the core challenges to an open, shared and collectively governed internet. Many of us share a vision of the Internet as a place where the good ideas of any person in any country can influence thought and opinion around the world....
  22. 22. “This vision can only be realized if we accept the challenge of a polyglot internet and build tools and systems to bridge and translate between the hundreds of languages represented online.” - Ethan Zuckerman, “The Polyglot Internet”
  23. 23. citizen media and social networking platforms are a medium, not the message (mostly)
  24. 24. there is knowledge outside the newsroom
  25. 25. local, personal networks matter
  26. 26. people want to be recognised for their work
  27. 27. beyond the digital divide, there’s the participation gap
  28. 28. the internet may be most useful for communicating across borders
  29. 29. people connect over commonalities
  30. 30. Georgia Popplewell Managing Director Global Voices web www.globalvoicesonline.org e-mail georgiap@globalvoicesonline.org twitter @georgiap
  31. 31. Some Global Voices facts used by Reuters, BBC, content NY Times, Al Jazeera, U.N. contributors interviewed by major media often in Technorati top 100 blogs site based on Open Source blogging platform WordPress
  32. 32. Thank You/Merci/Obrigado/‫/ﺷﻜﺮﺍ ﻝﻙ‬Meda Ase

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