Wednesday, April 06, 2005

05 05 05 and beyond 

A great initiative summarising and linking Election Blogs for the UK .

But just when we threaten to get a little bit parochial with British concerns in the runup to May 5th it is good to be reminded of the wider world especially that talking away in languages Not English.

The Global Voices Online blog looks like a real and fresh resource. Congratulations to all concerned with it. The Global Voices Manifesto says: Global Voices is an international effort to diversify the conversation taking place online by involving speakers from around the world, and developing tools, institutions and relationships to help make these voices heard.

This reminds me a little bit of the role played by FORTNIGHT magazine in Northern Ireland. For a long time the only place one could read in one place the lethally conflicting views of participants in NI events. Mind you FORTNIGHT didn't get too starry eyed in its self-descriptions.

FORTNIGHT is under threat for some inexplicable reason so perhaps we can get discussion of this globally...


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