At Global Voices Online, we’ve been making a few changes.  This week,  we launched an updated HTML subscription option that allows readers to receive a daily or weekly digest of the best content on the site. We also still have RSS feeds that allow you to choose content by  Country, Region, Topic and Author.

Today, we’ve launched a donation page. Our friends at the Media Development Loan Fund, our fiscal sponsor in the US, have made a page for us on their Digital Kiosk. Georgia Popplewell, GV’s managing editor, has also written a post explaining the how’s and whys of donating. She says:

We’ve just launched our online donations page, and we’re hoping you’ll consider supporting Global Voices with a financial gift. For while our sponsors have helped us get this far, we need the additional support of individual donors in order to remain independent, free and sustainable, especially during these difficult times.

This month marks four years since a group of bloggers from around the world gathered at Harvard University to talk about how blogs and other then nascent technologies could enhance online global dialogue and political advocacy, resulting in the formation of Global Voices. Today, we’re a vibrant global community of more than 150 active volunteer authors and translators and more than 20 freelance part-time regional and language editors, and a leading participatory media news room for voices from the developing world.

donate lolcatYour donation will help sustain the efforts of our authors and translators who work around the clock to bring you updates from conflict areas, natural disasters, and from the frontline of battles for freedom of expression.

Even a small contribution will help pay for server expenses, monthly fees for editors, and a small team of staff.

Additional funding will help us keep actively translating our content into more than 15 languages, and add new languages to the mix, ensuring that individuals and media professionals around the world have access to the diverse voices coming from citizen media at a time when coverage of international news is under serious threat.

Donate now to Global Voices, and declare your commitment to helping amplify stories, images and videos from ordinary people across the globe who use the internet to communicate with their fellow world citizens.