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.
As many of you know, I have been involved with a project very special to my heart for sometime now. Global Voices Online is a unique project which gives bloggers a voice and helps echoes their writings across language and cultural barriers to an international audience. The entire project is run by volunteers from around the world, who link to, translate, summarise and comment on citizen media output.
Global Voices Advocacy is an integral part of this mammoth project. Its aim is to support freedom of expression, fight and expose censorship and rally for jailed and harassed citizen journalists and highlight their plights, where ever such injustices take place.
This is why I am voting for Global Voices Advocacy (GVA) in Zemanta's "blog for for a cause"
initiative. All that people should do to cast a vote is write a post on their blogs saying that they are supporting Global Voices Advocacy and paste this text in their posts, just like I am doing now:
The prize up for grabs is $3,000 - not a huge amount but certainly one which can make a difference in helping GVA cover some costs and continue to defend free speech around the world.
If you too support free speech and have a blog, please post a similar message. It takes less than five minutes and next time a blogger is arrested, you know who to turn to. This campaign ends on June 6, so hurry up!