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Global Voices in Persian Takes off

globalfa.pngGlobal Voices in Persian finally takes off officially. It started its first baby steps in June and a few of its translations have already been republished on a few sites including a very popular one, Gooya.com and the Iranian Digg,Balatarin.

On good days we get around 350 hits and 250 visitors and some bloggers have sent very encouraging emails. Our target audiences are Iranians and Afghans.

A new Iran-based website, Fararu, has published an article about us, saying: “Global Voices, considered a giant medium for blogs, has recently launched a version in Persian.”

When I heard that GV was available in Chinese, I thought it was great news but was skeptical about whether it would work for Iranians. Fortunately, it seems that I was wrong.

I should thank Alice Backer, GV Lingua Team Leader, for her care and attention and David Sasaki, our Outreach director, who encouraged me to start Global Voices in Persian.

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