Rising Voices

http://rising.globalvoicesonline.org/projects/

A site that pulls together various projects as an outreach initiative for Global Voices.

None of these projects (all in developing countries and with marginal communities) could happen in Cuba – the cuban state simply wouldn’t allow it.

Ethan Zuckerman talks about these projects at the Future of Civic Media Conference.

All the talk of content creation on a global level – global voices – reminds me a little about the whole rise and then packaging of ‘world music’. I’d like to follow up the analogy to see what could be learnt from the journey of world music in say the 80s and 90s and the emergence of those world voices through blogging/civic media.

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