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June 30, 2012

Photos: Global Voices Pre-Summit Internal Meeting

For three days in the run up to the Global Voices Summit 2012 in Nairobi, Kenya, our community has been meeting in private to discuss issues and ideas relating to Global Voices. To learn more about this process please see this longer post, but otherwise enjoy these images of Global Voices members meeting face-to-face!

June 29, 2012

Kenyan Bloggers Competition: Meet the Winners

Global Voices offered six bloggers based in Kenya the opportunity to attend the Global Voices Citizen Media Summit 2012 for free. To compete for one of the six spots, Kenyan bloggers had to write a blog post on the topic "How citizen media can help ensure peaceful elections in Kenya in 2012-13."

June 28, 2012

Before the Summit, We Meet in Private

In the three days leading up to the Global Voices Summit, around 160 authors, editors, translators and others involved in the daily operation of Global Voices will be gathering in private for an internal meeting.

June 26, 2012

Introducing the Swahili for Summiteers Guide

Ready for The Global Voices Summit 2012? A small Working Group of Global Voices authors and editors spent the last few days working on this little treat: the "Swahili for Summiteers Guide". Download and enjoy!

June 20, 2012

What it Means to Have the Global Voices Summit Here in Nairobi

On July 2-4, 2012 the Global Voices fraternity together with their global partners, citizen media enthusiasts and audience will coalesce around the Pride Inn Hotel Nairobi Kenya. Without doubt: this exciting, exhilarating and edifying event has been anticipated by many with much enthusiasm!

May 21, 2012

Kenyan Bloggers, Want to attend the Global Voices Citizen Media Summit for free?

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".

May 18, 2012

Digital Media and Disruptive Publics: An Academic Workshop

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.

May 16, 2012

Preliminary Summit Program Now Online

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.

May 10, 2012

Breaking Borders Award 2012!

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.

May 4, 2012

Register for Global Voices 2012 Summit – Special Rates for Kenya and Africa Residents!

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.