Podcast: Global Voices Summit Session 3 Part 1

Audio of the Global Voices 2005 Summit is now available in podcast form!! Each audio file is being posted as a separate entry so that everything can be captured by your podcast-reading software.

Click here to listen to Part 1 of Session 3: What makes a successful blogosphere? (25MB, 52 mins)

Why is it that some countries have developed vibrant local blogospheres (Iran, Jordan, Cambodia etc) while others haven’t? What conditions are required and what outreach can be done by the Global Voices community to help enable and encourage blogging in communities that could greatly benefit from this new citizens’ medium?

Led by Ethan Zuckerman, with input from Roba Al Assi (Jordan), Ory Okolloh (Kenya), Neha Viswanathan (Global Voices South Asia editor), Sokari Ekine (Sub-Saharan Africa editor), Iria Puyosa (Venezuela), Bun ThaRum (Cambodia), Enda Nasution (Indonesia), Andy Young (SiberianLight), Hossein Derakhshan (Iran)

NOTE: There were some microphone problems which made the recording inaudible at a few points. Those parts have been edited out. (Audio courtesy of Benjamen Walker.)

Follow the live-blog of Session 3 here. (Courtesy of Angelo Embuldeniya and SJ Klein. )

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  • […] It was the fourth session, The future of the Global Conversation, that I had most been looking forward to in the weeks leading up to the GV Summit. Not because I am a fan of futuristic hypothesizing, but because the issue of translation was promised to play a central part in the conversation. Specifically, I wanted to take a look at the toolset being developed by the Blogamundo guys to help volunteers translate blog posts and web pages from one language to another. Unfortunately, Murphy’s Law would not be overcome and tech problems prevented us from seeing the goods. […]

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