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

Oona Castro ocastro at wikimedia.org
Thu Jan 17 08:57:26 UTC 2013

wonderful news!
Congratulations, Sue!


On Thu, Jan 17, 2013 at 3:35 AM, MZMcBride <z at mzmcbride.com> wrote:

> Jay Walsh wrote:
> >Hi folks - happy to share this news that WMF and Global Voices are
> >releasing today. Also posted on the WM Blog,
> >https://blog.wikimedia.org/?p=21160
> >
> >[...]
> >
> >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
> >impediment.”
> 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.)
> MZMcBride
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