I'm in New York today to help represent global bloggers' views at a Conversation with Ted Turner being hosted by Reuters at 4pm EST today. The legendary "The Mouth of the South," the U.N.'s largest private donor will be discussing the U.N.'s future - and whether he's happy with how his money has been spent.
When I worked for CNN, an executive at Time Warner once described Ted Turner
to me as being different from other people: "Most people have a filter
in their brain between what they think and what they say. Ted has no
...which always makes for an interesting live conversation...
Click here to join us by watching the live webcast and participating in a live online chat.
Here is the text of the Reuters blurb announcing the event:
As the United Nations General Assembly convenes in New York this September, Reuters invites you to glean insight into the United Nations. This Reuters Newsmaker features A Conversation with Ted Turner. Nearly a decade ago, Turner pledged to donate $1 billion through the UN Foundation for United Nations programs over a ten-year period. As that anniversary approaches, Paul Holmes, Reuters Political and General News Editor, will sit down with Turner to discuss his investment, his views of the current state of the United Nations, and what’s next for the often controversial organization. The audience will participate in the conversation through an open microphone session..
HOW TO SHARE YOUR QUESTIONS AND VIEWS: As you watch or listen, you can join the discussion by clicking here and participating in a live online chat. I will be in the room, along with Global Voices Caribbean editor Georgia Popplewell , Alice Backer, and Kamla Bhatt. The four of us will be raising our hands aggressively to ask questions on your behalf.
HAVE MORE IMPACT BY BLOGGING: A great way to help influence the conversation is by blogging your views on the subject before the event even starts. Please tell us what questions Paul Holmes ought to be asking Ted Turner, and what you think the conversation should focus on. When you write your blog post, please be sure to tag it with "gv-un" in Technorati and/or del.icio.us. Or share the link with us as trackback to this post, or paste it in that comments section.