CrowdVoice: Tracking Voices of Protest

CrowdVoice

Around the world people are fighting for their rights, protesting their oppressive governments, and uniting to take a stand. It’s inspirational to see stories like these and they give hope to people all over the planet. Now you can find them all in one place. CrowdVoice is a user-powered service that crowdsources information to track voices of protest from around the world. Instead of checking news, video and social networking sites for updates on the issues that matter to you, you can find it all in one place and subscribe to whichever categories you prefer. You can also add content to CrowdVoice and contribute to the Crowd by approving the submissions of others. Bill Liao, co-founder of Xing.com says, “This is the purpose for which social media was truly born for.”

Started by MideastYouth.com, “an independent grassroots network whose mission is to amplify diverse and progressive voices advocating for change throughout the Middle East and North Africa using digital media,” CrowdVoice is entirely self-funded. They rely on donations of time and effort by dedicated volunteers and welcome socially conscious investors worldwide to help with their cause. The Peace & Conflict Monitor says CrowdVoice is “a great source for an insightful compilation of citizen perspectives, drawing from traditional news sources, blogs, image galleries, and video clips from protest participants, intellectuals and experts in the field.” Follow the voices calling for change at CrowdVoice.org. They are also on Facebook and Twitter.

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