Today we are proud to launch a new edition of The Conversation. The Conversation Global offers a new form of global journalism based on quality, curated content from experts around the world.
Our new site will build on The Conversation’s success with its existing websites in Australia, the UK, US, Africa and France. We intend to expand our reach and deliver a truly international perspective on the issues that shape our planet.
We will publish scholars from countries that have never contributed to The Conversation before. Our mission is to promote new academic voices, with a focus on bringing the perspectives of scholars from the Global South to the fore.
There is no doubt that the big issues of our era are global ones – from peace and security to development, food, climate change, human rights and innovation. We want our readers to gain insight into these challenges. We’ll do this by providing free access to the best expertise available.
Traditional geographical barriers don’t apply to news anymore. We are all connected to the indigenous communities fighting the aggressive dam-building in the Himalayas, the women striving for equal rights in Burundi or the millions of new smartphone users in India.
The Conversation Global will explain key trends and phenomena, share new research on global issues, help explain conflicts and shed light on matters that many of us may not be aware of, but are nonetheless relevant to our everyday lives.
We will do so with a team of journalists around the world who will collaborate with our network of experts to deliver stories to an international audience. Like all editions of The Conversation, we are bound by a charter of editorial independence and have inbuilt protocols that are designed to rebuild trust in information.
This service is made possible because of our funders and partners. Our thanks to the Carnegie Corporation of New York, Corrs Chambers Westgarth, and GovLab, who saw the value of a new channel of global information.
Our daily newsletter will showcase our latest content, as well as the exceptional international work of our colleagues at The Conversation’s other websites. You can also follow us on Twitter and Facebook. Media and others are also invited to republish our content under our creative commons licence (yes, it’s free).
The Conversation Global is the latest venture from The Conversation and there will be more to come. For now, we want to make global news your news.