As foreign news bureaus continue to shrink—or disappear entirely—the blogosphere is changing the way news spreads. Global Voices, at the forefront of this change, is an international team of over 300 bloggers and translators that aggregates, translates, and explains the best blog posts worldwide.
Global Voices’ stories are written by local authors who monitor blogs in their home countries. Their stories feature excerpts from several local blogs, along with a short summary and analysis of the issue. Topics include presidential elections and fraud allegations in Guinea, water shortages in the Philippines, and censorship in Singapore.
In a blogosphere too vast and diverse for any individual user to navigate skillfully, Global Voices serves a vital function: it selects and distills. It presents readers with credible, insightful analysis from local sources, and it features voices otherwise inaccessible to English-speaking readers.