11 Nov 2011
The wonderful folks over at Ashoka Changemakers have named the 11 finalists in their exciting and important Citizen Media competition. It is a great honour for Meedan that we are among those 11, alongside some seriously cool projects.
We really encourage people to head over to Changemakers.org/CitizenMedia to check out the first class array of ideas and innovators from around the world who have entered the competition. One of the great things about the voting system is that it allows users to vote for up to THREE entries - so once you've ticked that green box next to Meedan you can also support other finalists with your two "spare" votes!
Meedan's entry into the competition is our digital newsroom tool Meedan Swift, which helps citizens and journalists in the Arab world to work together to report news. You can read about the tool here on the Meedan blog: http://meedan.org/2011/10/cairo-violence-shows-citizens-need-corroboration-tools and http://meedan.org/2011/11/egypt-social-web-activism-for-democracy/ and you can also see (and vote for!) our entry at Changemakers: http://www.changemakers.com/citizenmedia/entries/meedan-swift?breadcrumb_type=finalists
The polls close in just 12 short days, so do make sure to use your votes to support organizations and individuals leading the way in amplifying citizen voices from across the globe.