The American way of life

I’ve met countless bloggers and writers from around the world at the Global Voices Citizen Summit 2008 in Budapest. One, Kristen Taylor, works at the Miami-based Knight Foundation, a sponsor of the event. Her blog post, Rock and Roll Dreams Come True, features a beautiful photo essay about a particular American phenomenon.

Fighting the bastards

A blog post and news article from The Economist about the Global Voices Citizen Media Summit 2008 in Budapest. Around 200 people from every corner of the globe have gathered here in Hungary. I’ll be writing much more over the coming days and weeks about the event, but it’s been fascinating to discuss online censorship…

Towards a total human rights outlook

I gave the following speech at the Global Voices Citizen Media Summit 2008 in Budapest today: NGO’s and on-the ground activists: Defending the Voices How can NGOs seeking to advance freedom of expression most effectively work with on-the-ground free speech activists to combat censorship? As a journalist, author and blogger living in Sydney, Australia, the…

Global Voices Citizen Media Summit 2008

The issue of internet censorship has become a global concern. Harvard University’s Global Voices is one major organisation that translates bloggers from across the world and campaigns for imprisoned activists. The Global Voices Citizen Media Summit is taking place on June 27 and 28 in Budapest, Hungary. More than one hundred writers, dissidents, bloggers, journalists…