Global Voices Online translates, filters, and aggregates conversations, acting as a news agency that connects citizen media to the entire world.
Though the rise of participatory media has allowed people around the world to raise their voices about matters of concern locally and internationally, barriers of language and culture often make it difficult to hear those global voices.
To increase intercultural understanding and promote citizens’ concerns in mainstream media, Global Voices Online works with two dozen professionals and hundreds of volunteers to produce news summaries, filter and translate content into more than 20 languages, and disseminate them to media outlets around the world. The site receives more than 500,000 unique visitors monthly. Stories have been picked up by major media outlets, including the BBC, CNN, The New York Times, and Reuters.