Global Voices is partnering with a new project out of the Netherlands, an online TV project called the Innovation Station , or TIS.tv. Backed in part by our long-time partner Hivos , the goals of the Innovation Station are to mix social and technological innovation, encourage diverse views and trigger a dialogue and inspire people from different backgrounds.
TIS.tv aspires to become a community-based network that selects and curates the best video about innovation worldwide. They are interested in both technical and social innovation, high-tech and low-tech.
TIS.tv shares significant overlap with many Global Voices interests, particularly in the relationship between technological change and social effects and activism. The platform is organized around “themes”, such as transport, social innovation, education, connectivity and access, and urbanism. The TIS.tv platform is designed to encourage partners and participants to upload or link to videos that fit within these themes. They are particularly interested in Creative Commons licensed materials.
An example of a Global Voices story that overlaps with their focus is Lova Rakotomalala's recent post  about a project in Burundi and Burkina Faso to combat malaria with locally manufactured mosquito repellent. From Global Voices, they are hoping to connect to:
- communities of global and local experts, innovators and curators willing to comment and/or blog on innovation topics and interested in curating video content.
- video correspondents and journalistic contributors who would like to report on new local initiatives and innovative projects.
TIS will also contextualize, publish and promote Global Voices stories that fit within their framework.
Anyone interested in getting involved with video production or curation – TIS could be an interesting outlet for you! Connect to them directly or join their community; I'm also happy to make an introduction.