Global Voices Covenant 0.2

From the Global Voices website:

We believe in free speech: in protecting the right to speak --
and the right to listen. We believe in universal access to the
tools of speech.

To that end, we want to enable everyone who wants to speak to 
have the means to speak -- and everyone who wants to hear that 
speech, the means to listen to it.

Thanks to new tools, speech need no longer be controlled by 
those who own the means of publishing and distribution, or by 
governments that would restrict thought and communication. Now,
anyone can wield the power of the press. Everyone can tell 
their stories to the world.

We want to build bridges across the gulfs of culture and 
language that divide people, so as to understand each other 
more fully. We want to work together more effectively, and act 
more powerfully.

We believe in the power of direct connection. The bond between 
individuals from different worlds is personal, political and 
powerful. We believe conversation across boundaries is 
essential to a future that is free, fair, prosperous and 
sustainable - for all citizens of this planet.

While we continue to work and speak as individuals, we also 
want to identify and promote our shared interests and goals. We
pledge to respect, assist, teach, learn from, and listen to one

We are Global Voices.