[Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Wikimedia ED Sue Gardner named to Global Voices Board of Directors

MZMcBride z at mzmcbride.com
Thu Jan 17 05:35:12 UTC 2013

Jay Walsh wrote:
>Hi folks - happy to share this news that WMF and Global Voices are
>releasing today. Also posted on the WM Blog,
>SAN FRANCISCO -- January 16, 2013 -- The Wikimedia Foundation is happy
>to announce that Sue Gardner has been named to the Board of Directors
>at Global Voices. Global Voices is a community of more than 1300
>authors and translators in dozens of countries around the world that
>publishes reports from global citizen journalists, with an emphasis on
>voices that aren't ordinarily heard in major international media.
>“Global Voices does great work, and I’m really looking forward to
>sharing experiences and expertise with the people involved there.”
>said Sue Gardner, Executive Director of the Wikimedia Foundation. “The
>Wikimedia Foundation and Global Voices hold a lot of the same values,
>and for me the most important is our shared commitment to freedom of
>expression. The world needs strong voices advocating for internet
>users’ right to express themselves and to access information without

Congrats, Sue! :-)  Global Voices is lucky to have you.

Given the mention of global citizen journalists in the blog post, I was a
little surprised to not see a mention of Wikinews. Some collaboration
between the Wikinewsies and the Global Voices folks might be good to
explore. (I'll admit that I'm still somewhat trying to wrap my head around
what Global Voices exactly is, but a collaboration between the two seemed
like it might have promise. If I'm off-base, ignore me.)


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