Help Global Voices Advocacy win $3000 by writing one post

Help Global Voices Advocacy win $3000! The prize money would help us continue to raise awareness of attacks on online freedom of speech, and share tools and tactics with activists and bloggers facing censorship on different parts of the globe. All you have to do is write a post in your own blog, including the following text…

“I vote for Global Voices Advocacy, because… (put your own words here).

And… very importantly, you must also copy and paste this text into your post.

This blog post is part of Zemanta's “Blogging For a Cause” ( campaign to raise awareness and funds for worthy causes that bloggers care about.

ZemantaZemanta is a cool new add-on blogging tool. They have issued this competition in order to encourage blogging for charitable causes. The five blogs to get the most votes will each win a prize of $3000.

The deadline is JUNE 6, 2009.

There are so many blogs and causes online, but at Global Voices we feel it's important for bloggers to stick together and support each other when bloggers in many countries still risk harassment, prison or even torture for the work they do – not to mention having their blogs filtered or censored by authorities who object to their opinions.

Freedom of speech on the web affects everyone, not just bloggers. It is a human right to both say and read what we wish. Global Voices Advocacy keeps track of online censorship worldwide in daily posts, and maintains a map of web 2.0 censorship. There are also guides like Anoymous Blogging with WordPress & Tor or Blogging for a Cause that many bloggers appreciate.

And finally…

….if Global Voices Advocacy is to have any chance of winning, we need your help asking others to help support freedom of expression. It would be great if you could treat this as a meme and pass it on/appoint 3-5 of your fellow bloggers to join.

Dear Friend,

You've probably heard about bloggers being arrested or tortured in different countries, or websites being censored unjustly. It's something I feel we really need to take a stand against as bloggers.

One of the few groups that works directly with global bloggers on the frontlines of free speech is Global Voices Advocacy. It's a blog run by Sami ben Gharbia, who is himself a blogger in exile, together with a great community of authors.

We have an opportunity to help Global Voices Advocacy win $3000 simply by writing a post in our own blogs and inserting the short text you can copy on this page:

Let's do it!?


Your friend


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