for the start of the 5th world social forum in Porto Alegro on 26.01., which links me to related thoughts expressed in the recent ‘Le monde diplomatique‘ issue in a comment by Ignacio Ramonet on the already vanishing attention for the tsunami impact:
UPDATE 23.01: Correction of the mixed up date I had posted first, sorry for that, and some further links in that context.
Opendemocracy is among those journals which offer some coverage of the WSF, including an article about the unbalanced coverage in traditional media during the last years. So for this year they put out the question if despite wellknown guests like Manuel Castells, Jose Saramago, Gilberto Gil, Hugo Chavez etc… can we ever realistically expect excluded voices to make it into our newspapers?
Meanwhile some places were coverage can be found: coike‘s indepth coverage, opendemocracy’s DIY World, which started already a discussion forum with the commentary essay of Ezequiel Adamovsky about the need for a new form of institutions according to the emerging structures. A congruent thought comes along on WorldChanging: