We wish to increase the flow of information, news, and knowledge available to global audiences and United States citizens seeking news and information about the world.
Funds are raised through foundation grant solicitations and from the general public. Friends of Global Voices has no members, and is managed by its Board of Directors who are responsible for distributing funds to appropriate projects and organizations.
- To call attention to the most interesting conversations and perspectives emerging from citizens’ media around the world by linking to text, audio, and video blogs and other forms of grassroots citizens’ media being produced by people around the world.
- To facilitate the emergence of new citizens’ voices through training, online tutorials, and publicizing the ways in which open-source and free tools can be used safely by people around the world to express themselves.
- To advocate for freedom of expression around the world and to protect the rights of citizen journalists to report on events and opinions without fear of censorship or persecution.