A new adventure for me–trying out the world of blogging. I recently started volunteering as a Spanish/English translator for GlobalVoicesOnline.org, “an international community of bloggers who report on blogs and citizen media from around the world.” GV bridges the gap created by mainstream media not always reporting items of interest to millions of the world’s citizens.
From their website:
Global Voices aims to redress some of the inequities in media attention by leveraging the power of citizens’ media. We believe in free speech, and in bridging the gulfs that divide people.
We wish to:
- Call attention to the most interesting conversations and perspectives emerging from citizens’ media around the world by linking to text, photos, podcasts, video and other forms of grassroots citizens’ media.
- Facilitate the emergence of new citizens’ voices through training, online tutorials, and publicizing the ways in which open-source and free tools can be used safely by people around the world to express themselves.
- Advocate for freedom of expression around the world and protect the rights of citizen journalists to report on events and opinions without fear of censorship or persecution.
Not only do I get to participate in a vital part of the worldwide communication and information chain as a volunteer translator, I also am earning credit for a Graduate Certificate in Translation Studies from the University of Denver.
The art of writing is the art of discovering what you believe.— Gustave Flaubert