· February, 2007

Stories about Announcements from February, 2007

Meet Sami Ben Gharbia, Global Voices’ new Advocacy Director

  27 February 2007

Global Voices is delighted to announce the appointment of Sami Ben Gharbia as Advocacy Director, and the attentive reader will already have noticed his posts on anti-censorship and free-speech issues. Sami pictured next to a free-speech campaign slogan Sami is an experienced human rights campaigner, a Tunisian who has lived...

The Global Voices Valentine's Day Poetry Contest – The People's Choice!

22 February 2007

OUR CONTEST JUDGE has spoken, and very beautifully too. And now we have the far easier task of announcing the People's Choice winner. There were 54 votes in all. Leading, with 16 votes, was “l’Amour ‘MoraMora'” by Harinjaka. Congratulations, Harinjaka! In a close-ish second place, with 13 votes, was Geoffrey...

World, meet Africa! A new way of reporting the continent

  21 February 2007

It's frequently depressing reading accounts of Africa in the mainstream media. Doubly so, in fact. Firstly because what is defined as worthy of reporting is, well, depressing. And secondly because it so seldom engages with the complex and vibrant reality of the continent in all its massive diversity, preferring instead...

The Global Voices Valentine's Day poetry contest: let the judging begin!

17 February 2007

Many thanks to all who submitted entries for the Global Voices Valentine's Day poetry contest. We had 28 submissions in all, including some fine doggerel, plus one entry from an actual dog! As this contest was a spur-of-the-moment idea cooked up on the GV mailing lists, a few things fell...

Enter the Global Voices Valentine's Day poetry contest!

13 February 2007

HERE AT Global Voices we're in love with lots of things: blogging, international friendships, foreign languages, free wi-fi. And there are even some of us on the GV team who don't consider Valentine's Day a cheesy occasion viewed positively only by Americans, florists, chocolatiers and the CEOs of greeting card...