Thuraya Provides the Thuraya IP+ to Global Voices Journalists

By Caleb Henry | November 19, 2013 | Africa / Middle East, Regional, Satellite TODAY News Feed, ST Briefs, Telecom

[Via Satellite 11-19-13] Thuraya will be sponsoring the Global Voices’ online team with a Thuraya IP+ terminal, which provides citizen journalists with quick and reliable access to broadband data services over its satellite network.

Along with the Thuraya IP+, Global Voices will receive one year of free connectivity for work in underrepresented communities with little or no Internet. Thuraya IP+ applications include web browsing, email, social media communications, video, data transfer and VoIP applications.

“Global Voices nurtures and supports new bloggers and citizen journalists in parts of the world where news is still waiting to happen. Having access to the Internet through the Thuraya IP+ will be incredibly empowering to communities that normally have no means to communicate with the world,” said Solana Larsen, managing editor, Global Voices.