Wednesday, July 25, 2007
Yoosk: the principles, part 1
News interplay is where digital leisure meets group activism. We want young Angolans to be able to ask questions of the heads of diamond mining corporations and get thousands of people in Islington and San Fransisco backing those questions until we get an answer. We want EU commissioners to be asked difficult questions about trade policy by African farmers who suffer the consequences of subsidies and protection directly. We want a plantation worker in Uganda to be able to ask the Head of Starbucks about the wholesale v. retail price of coffee and then for the CEO's answer to be rated by Seattle coffee-drinkers.
How are we going to do this? We plan to have a local Yoosk site in every country managed by a freelance journalist or local publication, feeding through to a main site where all questions appear.
There are many of us in the west who want to know why unfair trade poilcy and business practices are followed in our name. Yoosk promises to bring voices from north and south together.