Global Voices and Mi Voz – a Chilean network of online citizen newspapers – have just launched a new partnership. Every month Global Voices will publish an article with stories from Mi Voz, amplifying the voices of their citizen correspondents to an international audience. Meanwhile, Mi Voz will publish an article prepared by Global Voices with content agreed on by the editors of both organizations. In addition, both will share any additional content freely, in accordance with Creative Commons policies.
Global Voices readers have had a little taste of Mi Voz thanks to the articles written Katie Manning, a reporter for Mi Voz and the first contact that helped us initiate discussions to start this partnership. Katie will continue to share content from Mi Voz in English on Global Voices.
With this partnership Global Voices will enhance its coverage of Chilean news from a hyperlocal citizen perspective focused on news outside the capital, Santiago. Mi Voz has more than 10,000 citizen journalists reporting for their 18 media outlets from 14 regions across the country. Founded in 2005, Mi Voz say that they are moved by “the goal of generating media where all those different actors shaping the local reality can actively engage on dialogue, take action on the issues they care about, and open new doors as they push local agendas.”
Mi Voz announced this partnership on their site El Paradiario 14 [es].