Friday, January 19, 2007

Bloggers Covering the World Social Forum in Nairobi, Kenya

An estimated 80,000-150,000 people from all over the world will be attending the 2007 World Social Forum in Nairobi, Kenya January 20-25th. This year's theme is, ""People's Struggles, People's Alternatives - Another World is Possible." The World Social Forum was created by anti-globalization activists in 2001 as a balance to the World Economic Forum in Davos. This is the first time it has been held in Africa.

The venue has installed a wireless connection which participants can access for the week for $15. Hopefully there will be good coverage by bloggers.

Some of the bloggers I've found who will be covering the event are:

Pambazuka News at the World Social Forum.
The blog is a partnership between The PANOS Institute West Africa, and Fahamu.

Patricia Daniels, a senior lecturer in social development at the Centre for International Development and Training at the University of Wolverhampton, England will be posting on the Women at the World Social Forum blog for

Onyango Olloo, the National Coordinator of the Kenya Social Forum at the WSF Secretariat in Nairobi will be posting from the Kenya Democracy Project.

Sokari Ekine, the creator of the group blog, Black Looks, will be there.

Global Fund for Women's Senior Communications Office, Sande Smith, will be posting on their blog as well.

Please let me know about others bloggers who will be covering the event.

Photo of Moi International Sports Centre, where the Forum will be held, from the World Social Forum Nairobi 2007 site.


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