Thursday, April 2, 2009
The above picture shows UK photo-blogger Carole Edrich (webwandering.net) and some of the fifty other G20 bloggers. They are seated at the long desk in the media center assigned to G20 Voice. As far as anyone knows, this is the first time bloggers have been invited to a major world summit meeting.
The idea was the brainchild of Oxfam's Karina Brisby. She told me that she was inspired by the "blogger's tent" set up at the 2008 Democratic National Convention in Denver.
In January Oxfam ran Katrina's idea past some contacts at Downing Street, and the UK government apparently thought the project sounded "edgy enough" that they gave it the go-ahead.
Since getting approval, Oxfam and G20 Voice staff have worked tirelessly to make this blogging milestone a huge success.
Posted by Jotman on Thursday, April 02, 2009