This Valentine's Day
(February 14), Global Voices--a leading participatory media news room for voices
from the developing world--will be launching a campaign called "Teach Someone You Love to Blog or Micro-Blog." Please participate in this exciting campaign by
following the simple steps on this post:
A "Blogging Positively Guide," now in the works, will
provide valuable advice on how to blog to address HIV/AIDS issues. We are
looking for help to create the Guide and/or to give feedback, so those
interested in or already blogging about the pandemic are encouraged to
participate. People living with or affected by HIV/AIDS are especially
encouraged to become involved.
A global interactive map--with entries about HIV/AIDS-related blogs
and bloggers who write on that theme--is being created, and we hope you will
send information to add to our growing list!
will host a "Blogging Positively" chat, intended as an ongoing
discussion about blogging to address HIV/AIDS, on February 27, 2009
at the following times: 9 a.m. New York, 2 p.m. London, 5 p.m. Nairobi.
This chat will build on the insights shared during the highly successful World
AIDS Day chat, held on December 3, 2008.
The chat will be held at www.worknets.org/chat
. There may
be several chatrooms available for different languages. Login using your
name and elect the room you want to join by clicking "enter." Once in the room,
select a font color on the left side of the screen, then join the
For more information visit the Rising
website and join the Blogging
To contact someone involved in the Blogging Positively project,
(Blogging Positively Guide Coordinator), Juhie Bhatia
Voices Public Health Editor), or Solana Larsen
(Global Voices Managing Editor).