Saturday, 3 October 2015

Blog Action Day 2015

Last year I took part for the first time in Blog Action Day, posting in 2014 about food inequality.

I have registered again this year and will be posting for Blog Action Day 2015 on 16 October. 

Blog Action Day started in 2007. The idea behind it is to encourage bloggers around the world to blog on the same day about one significant global topic. It is a simple idea that gives an opportunity to raise awareness of important social justice issues of our day. Each year has a theme. In the past this has included Human Rights, Climate Change, Food and Water. 

The theme for Blog Action Day 2015 is #RaiseYourVoice. This is how the theme is explained on the Blog Action Day website:
"This Blog Action Day we celebrate those heroes who raise their voice when faced with censorship, threats, and violence. We will raise our voices to defend their right to raise theirs. 
On October 16, we invite you to speak out with others around the world, as we support those who cannot do so safely. To showcase the power of our words, images, designs, videos and creativity by sharing our posts, and supporting partner organizations who all aim to protect and celebrate our blogging heroes and their ideas. 
Join us, by being part of the global conversation on your own blog this Blog Action Day find out out how you can be a part at www.blogactionday.org 
We all have the power to create the world we want to see when we raise our voices online. However, for many of our fellow bloggers, citizen journalists and writers, each post they share comes at great personal risk. 2015 has seen unprecedented attacks on those who publish their ideas online. #RaiseYourVoice"  

If you want to join me and thousands of other bloggers publishing in many languages for Blog Action Day 2015 you can Register your blog to take part If you are at a loss for what to write about the Blog Action Day website has some useful links.

Now I just have to decide whose threatened or silenced voices I will raise my voice to defend on 16 October.


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