A person I used to know through his writings and reportage when I was a copyeditor with Down To Earth environmental magazine (Centre for Science and Environment) in India I've found again on Facebook. I always admired Frederick Noronha's awareness about environment, advocacy and community outreach. And he is still engaged in these, full swing.
He posted a link in Facebook that I wish to reproduce here, hoping readers would find this interesting in many ways:
And from the web site, I reproduce the activities of Global Voices Advocacy as stated:
"Global Voices Advocacy is a project of Global Voices Online. We seek to build a global anti-censorship network of bloggers and online activists throughout the developing world that is dedicated to protecting freedom of expression and free access to information online.
The aim of this network is to raise awareness of online freedom of speech issues, and to share tools and tactics with activists and bloggers facing censorship on different parts of the globe. The network is meant not only to provide support to its members, but also to produce educational guides about anonymous blogging, anti-censorship campaigns, and online organizing. By collaborating with software developers, activists, and bloggers, the network hopes to design new and more appropriate tools to protect our rights on the Internet.
The Director of Global Voices Advocacy is Sami ben Gharbia, a Tunisian free speech advocate and blogger based in the Netherlands. From China, John Kennedy contributes regular updates on citizen media and censorship. Additionally, dozens of volunteers contribute articles. Please contact us if you would like to participate.
For more information about Internet censorship by governments around the world, visit the Berkman Center’s Open Net Initiative and country studies. Also check out this article and this excellent weblog by Nart Villeneuve."
About FOOTPRINTS IN THE BAJRA (Cedar Books, New Delhi); By Nabina Das
"Fittingly for a poet, Nabina’s novel also has a strong lyrical core. 'Footprints in the Bajra' takes the homely image of the millet field as its central metaphor. ... But the novel is less a thriller about guerrilla action than a subtly colored character study of a fascinating group of individuals who intersect at various points in their lives ..." -- DEBRA CASTILLO, author, editor and distinguished professor (Cornell University, April 17, 2010).