Voices That Must Be Heard

| April 4, 2003

The Voices That Must Be Heard Project creates a vehicle to broaden readership for the work of New York?s ethnic and community journalists. Most stories were originally printed in other languages?including Spanish, Korean, Chinese, French, Arabic, Russian, Polish, and Indian?and are translated into English, allowing a multitude of communities to share their news with other New Yorkers and the English-speaking world. The project is supported by the Independent Press Association-New York, the only association of ethnic and community publications in the city. Updated weekly, the Web site reprints news affecting a diverse group of communities and includes pertinent information regarding post-9/11 discrimination and immigration issues and hate crime prevention. The Web site also gives voice to individual views about current events from people who have recently emigrated to the United States. The March 27 edition features a special section with war coverage from the ethnic press. This Web site should serve as a valuable model for ethnic community presses across the country looking to share their stories with a wider audience.
-Anne Geske

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