From September the 2nd a new platform called Global News Hub will showcase cooperative news, features and comment from across the world on one single website. Doing so, the website will contribute towards the celebration of the United Nations’ International Year of Cooperatives in 2012.
All articles will be listed on www.thenews.coop and contents will be automatically tagged to appear in a number of categories organised by author, organisation name and sector. The multi-lingual website will automatically personalise news updates to the user based on their country or region, and will display the contents in the users’ language. Initially, Global News Hub will be officially supporting English, French and Spanish. Other languages will have content translated by an automatic translation machine, nevertheless content can be sent in any language.
Cooperators are invited to take part in the website through setting up their own blog, commenting on articles or engaging through social networks. Cooperatives and individuals are encouraged to register their interest by visiting: www.thenews.coop/hub.
International Organisation of Industrial, Artisanal and
Service Producers' Cooperatives
Secretariat: C/O European Cooperative House - avenue Milcamps 105
1030 Brussels, Belgium
Tel: +32 2 543 1033, fax: +32 2 543 1037