Global Voices collaborator Joi Ito has just joined the advisory board of Civiblog, a project designed to give blogs to civil society organizations around the world. Run by Citizen's Lab (a fantastic source of information on censorship and media freedom around the world), sponsored by Tucows and the Walter and Duncan Gordon Foundation, the project involves a cross-section of top Canadian do-gooders.
I've registered for a Civiblog account to check out the service and provide a review, which I'll post here. Civiblog promises to get back to applicants within 24 hours with blog location and login information. This is significantly slower than the immediate turnaround of full-service free blog hosts like Blogsome, but it's quite possible that the interlinking and promotion of the Civiblog service make the wait worthwhile. More to come if and when we're able to review the Civiblog service with our own account.