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Blogging Positively: Live Chat about HIV/AIDS on March 6

Rising Voices and Global Voices are holding a live online chat for bloggers and activists on Friday March 6, 2009 (5 pm Nairobi time) on how to use blogging to improve awareness and information about HIV/AIDS.

Everyone is welcome.

Local Times: New York 09:00 | Buenos Aires 12:00 | London 14:00 | Johannesburg, Beirut 16:00 | Nairobi, Moscow 17:00 | New Delhi 19:30 | Hong Kong 22:00 | Tokyo 23:00

Chatroom: http://www.worknets.org/chat/

Login instructions: Click on the link above and login using your name. Then select the room you want to join by clicking enter. Once in the room, select a font color on the left side of the screen, and join the chat.

The March 6th chat will build on topics brought up in last week's successful online discussion. The February 27th chat addressed issues such as why blogging can be important for people affected by HIV/AIDS and the vital roles of mentoring and advocacy, but it mainly focused on the Blogging Positively Guide, a guide being created by Global Voices to provide valuable advice on how to blog about HIV/AIDS issues. The Guide is a work-in-progress, so we are looking for help to create it and/or to give feedback. Those interested in or already blogging about the pandemic are encouraged to participate in this week's chat, particularly those living with and/or affected by HIV/AIDS. Friday's chat will focus on issues such as forming working groups for the Blogging Positively Guide and discussing what chapters and topics to include in it.

If there are other topics that you would like to discuss during the chat, please add comments below. Hope you can join us on March 6!

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