Stories from May, 2012
Global Voices is offering six bloggers based in Kenya the opportunity to attend the Global Voices Citizen Media Summit in Nairobi for free. To put yourself in the running for one of the six spots, write a blog post of 500 words or less on the topic "How citizen media can help ensure peaceful elections in Kenya in 2012-13".
Global Voices is announcing an open call for participation in a co-located academic workshop called “Digital Media and Disruptive Publics”, to be held together with our 2012 Summit in Nairobi, Kenya. The workshop will be held from June 29-30 and is being organized by Zeynep Tufekci.
For two days, we invite you to explore the wider world of online citizen media. Our speakers and participants include some of the most dynamic bloggers and digital activists from around the world. Check out the preliminary program.
We're excited to announce the second edition of the Breaking Borders Award. The award is a prize created by Google and Global Voices to honor outstanding projects that demonstrate courage, energy and resourcefulness in using the Internet to promote freedom of expression.
Registration for the Global Voices Citizen Media Summit is now open, and we're happy to announce special discounted rates of US$30 (KES 2,500) for Kenya residents, and US$45 for residents of other countries in Africa.