Intro by Rebecca MacKinnon
The desire to improve coverage of international news, increased research and the need to improve use of internet inspired Global Voices online.
From 2004, the group has grown and more continue to volunteer services.
from 2006, it has grown from just being a website to a forum against censorship, advocacy and community media, beyond the educated elite. Rising voices reaches to voices that may be underrepresented in the mainstream media.