Journalist Jen Wilton, who has previously had work featured in publications including The Guardian, New Internationalist, Truth Out, Yes! Magazine and The Ecologist has just published a new article about Voz via the crowd funded journalist page Contributoria.
Jen’s article draws upon the history of Voz and examples of how Voz has been effective in supporting communities and activist groups in Colombia and El Salvador.
The test verifies that we are using strong, modern cryptography to encrypt all web traffic to and from our primary server in Iceland. We implement a Strict Transport Security policy which instructs our server to refuse connections which cannot be secured.
Some of you may have noticed that the “share on Facebook” icon no longer appears when you open a report on 1voz.org and we wanted to take a moment to explain why that is.
Having the ability to share quickly to Facebook has some great potential for helping stories on VOZ reach new audiences, but research about the extent to which Facebook captures user data has led us to remove this functionality.
Over the last few years we have been keeping you up to date with the development and research around VOZ though emails managed by Mailchimp. It’s been a great service and has really helped VOZ to grow, but now it is time for us to leave them behind.
As you know we take the privacy of our mappers very seriously, and we thing this should extend to our readers too.
It has been an exciting couple of weeks at VOZ. We have seen reports appearing from across the globe from a number of grassroots movements. And through our weekly briefings and twitter feed we have been able to share these locally produced reports of human rights and environmental issues with more than 1500 people.
VOZ continues to grow, with more mappers and more readers each week.
We are working hard in 2015 to ensure that local voices are heard which is why we have launched even better digest options! When you subscribe to our daily or weekly digest you will receive locally produced reports about the subjects that matter to you, for free, auto-translatable, Geo-located and straight to your inbox!!
Below are some examples of the reports you could get delivered directly to you.
In our last bulletin we took stock of all that had happen through 2014, this week we look ahead to our plans for VOZ over the coming year.
There is a great deal we still wish to add to the VOZ interface, and we will outline some of those over the coming months, but now that we have a robust, tested and fully functioning interface our main role over the coming months is the promotion of VOZ.
It is that time of year again where we take stock, look back at the year that has passed, and begin to look towards the coming 12 months. At VOZ we pride ourselves on working in a reflective manner all year round but still we wanted to end what has been a fantastic year for VOZ by sharing some of the highlights of 2014.
The November edition of the Environmental Network for Central America Bulletin featured an article about how VOZ began life. Many people are aware that VOZ was born from an ENCA project to map Canadian owned mines in Central America, however this short article goes on to explain the reason why the mining map needed a new mode of thinking, and how from a crisis of conscience VOZ was born.
We are offering a free and exclusive VOZ pin badge to any member (new or old) who invites two new users to VOZ this week! The first 10 members to invite two new organisations will each receive a badge, and if the organisations you invite also sign up, they will get one too!