Posts from April, 2016
The best stories address basic human needs that are easy to relate to. Empathy, commitment and passion last longer than tons of facts and figures.
We live in interesting times. It's a kind of curse, isn't it? I guess the Chinese were right when they said that such times are the most perilous to live in. But what's interesting about the time that we live in, is that there's nothing all that special about it....
Global Voices has grown so big! For new members, though, it can be difficult to navigate Global Voices and find those special connections that break down virtual walls.
I left Nairobi on Wednesday 14th April, 2016 evening via MASH a popular long distance travel bus that crosses borders into different East African countries. On reaching the border, nothing seemed amiss with my travel documents. I handed my passport and was easily let into the country. Because i...
I and ambassadors along with diplomats from several countries had visited regions Kete’ Kesu and Londa. Both sites are located at mountain ridge area, not far from Rantepao in Toraja.
Hello, GV'ers! Welcome to this week's edition of the Translator Newsletter! Today we're talking about… Getting Started as a Freelance Translator Corinne McKay, an American Translators Association-certified translator with almost 15 years of experience, offers a lot of great courses for both new and experience translators. The great thing about...
GV Lingua and Meedan have collaborated to translate RightsCon conference tweets to Spanish and Arabic via its Bridge Translation tool. More projects to come, here is what we have done.
Writing Tips: Make Your Story Sing! What We Can Learn About Storytelling From Freddy Mercury's ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’
Listen to your favorite songs. Study the storytelling of the songwriters. They tell powerful stories in fewer words than the average daily news story. Use those techniques in your stories.
"When you're telling a story, have you constructed anticipation? In the short-term, have you made me want to know what will happen next?"
Global Voices wins a Google Digital News Initiative. Summary of the project, and details to come!