Vote for Nata Village

The Nata Village Blog is competing for a chance at a NetSquared grant. This is a project that helps prevent and treat AIDS and HIV in the Botswanan village of Nata. They rule mediawise and on-the-groundishly. So, go unto them and vote.

From the blog:

PLEASE take five minutes of your time and help us out! The Nata village blog has been submitted for the NetSquared Innovation Award. The NetSquared Innovation Award seeks 20 great projects that utilize the technologies, tools and communities of the social web to create societal impact in a sustainable fashion. The top 20 projects will be invited to the Netsquared conference in San Jose, California on May 29, 30.

The important thing is they will assist the projects with funding and technical assistance. PLEASE take a few moments and go to and vote for The Nata village blog, a unique opportunity to witness the battle to control the spread of HIV/AIDS in an African village. You will need to register with Netsquared to vote. Thank you so much for taking the time to do this and thanks to the employees of Northgate pictured above. Votes will be accepted April 9th through the 14th.

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Free Speech and Human Rights Organizations without Feeds

These rights organizations have no RSS or Atom feeds to syndicate their content:

Amnesty International

Article 19

Reporters Without Borders

Index on Censorship

Human Rights Monitor

Institute for War and Peace Reporting

These groups have either inadequate or malfunctioning feeds:

American Civil Liberties Union (none for topics)

Human Rights Watch (does not work)

Digital Freedom Network (none for topics)


One of the most important functions of groups like these is to disseminate information. One of the most effective ways of doing this is to use a feed. I encourage these groups to get on top of this. Activists and journalists are among those subscribing to feeds to keep current on new developments from these groups. At the Committee to Protect Bloggers we have feeds for just this reason. We also provide a feed for the BlogSafer wiki.

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