If you’re going to blog, why not blog for a good cause? That’s exactly the thinking behind this initiative and why I’m writing this post about the wonderful and important work that Global Voices Advocacy does. An offshoot of the amazing Global Voices Online, which basically is the go-to aggregator for blogs all over the world that may not otherwise be heard, the site Advocacy arm focuses much-needed attention on building “a global anti-censorship network of bloggers and online activists throughout the developing world that is dedicated to protecting freedom of expression and free access to information online.”
And in a world – particularly parts of the developing world – where processes that ensure freedom of speech are either non-existent or people are intimidated into keeping silent, this is important work. Because the world belongs to its people. Not governments. Not corporate entities. Not authorities. People. Including those – no, especially those – who may not otherwise have had a voice.
Which is why I’m voting for Global Voices Advocacy in this innovative campaign. This blog post is part of Zemanta’s “<a href=”http://www.zemanta.com/bloggingforacause/”>Blogging For a Cause</a>” campaign to raise awareness and funds for worthy causes that bloggers care about.
If you have a cause you care about, or wish to join me in supporting Global Voices Advocacy, and you blog (or tweet), it might be worth your while writing a post about it too! Remember – you can make a difference!