The Nata village blog

In a village in Botswana, a blogger links to videos where people can tell their own stories to the world without a reporter as intermediary.  If so moved, viewers can donate to the village directly – there is a button right on the page.  Flickr photos show more about the community.     I first came across the Nata village blog on the Have Fun – Do Good site.These are exciting and important  examples of how blogs can expand media pluralism, telling the stories that go under-reported in the news. 

Nata is toward the North-East of Botswana,  close to the border of Zimbabwe.

Nearly 50% of the pregnant women there are HIV positive, and the country has the second-highest HIV rate in Africa.

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