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PostGlobal Takes the World's Pulse

The Current Discussion:PostGlobal celebrates its second birthday this week. Is there a growing global agenda -- that is, an agenda of issues being discussed that affects the world rather than individual countries? Or are local concerns still paramount?

PostGlobal has tackled local issues with global perspective. Realizing the need for a common understanding of world issues, this international debate forum has ushered in a new genre of innovative popular journalism. A kind of a unified voice in diversity, a media outlet where writers of different cultural backgrounds find a level playing field to express the anger, the frustration, the suffering, the development, the thinking, the cultural misconceptions and the stifled political views of their communities as well as shared human desires for justice, freedom and understanding.

PostGlobal has become a forum to air the voice of the silent majority; to reach out to readers across the cultural divide and to give them the opportunity to know the mind of the Other; to help them understand that the common desire for universal justice, freedom and respect for human dignity makes the notion of Us versus Them obsolete.

Over two years, PostGlobal’s contributors have highlighted how free minds can meet despite their differences, how hearing and understanding the viewpoint of the other can enrich your own experience and strengthen your argument. Through different prisms they have looked at hot international issues, debated about the global agendas of powerful nations, discussed controversial economic, cultural, environmental and political topics. The uniqueness of PostGlobal is that it combined the excitement that comes with the no-holds-barred freedom of a blog and the maturity of mainstream journalism.

The lively and opinionated commentaries of its readers worldwide and the distribution of its articles across the Internet is proof of the sensation that PostGlobal has created. No doubt that the founding of PostGlobal was a brilliant idea aimed at bridging the media faults in the brave new world of globalized issues. And in a world united by concerns about environmental threats, rising food and oil prices, natural catastrophes and man-made disasters – a world connected by the Internet and satellite television – every domestic issue will definitely reverberate over the global spectrum. That makes PostGlobal a relevant and timely stethoscope to gauge the world’s condition.

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