Oxfam and Save the Children to blog from G20 summit

NGO coalition G20 Voice to report from briefings and round-table events

A coalition of non-governmental organisations, including Oxfam and Save the Children, has arranged for 50 bloggers from around the world to report live from the G20 summit in London next week.

The arrangement, supported by the Government, means the bloggers will attend the official launch, round-table discussions and briefings from world leaders.

Members of government delegations have also been invited to speak with the bloggers to discuss developments in the main summit chamber.

The bloggers include Kumi Naidoo, head of the Global Coalition Against Poverty, Chinese economics broadcaster Rui Chenggang, Nigerian blogger Sokari Ekine, and tax havens expert Richard Murphy. They were chosen by direct invitation and "nominations from the blogosphere", the coalition said.

The G20Voice, which facilitated their access, is made up of Oxfam GB, Comic Relief, Save the Children, campaign group One, which was founded by U2 singer Bono, and internet strategy firm Blue State Digital.

Adrian Lovett, director of campaigns at Save the Children, said: "G20Voice will tear back the curtain as leaders draw up their blueprint for global recovery. Thanks to G20Voice at this summit, the world will be watching."

The bloggers' reports from the summit on 2 April will be available through the G20Voice website, as well as Twitter, Flickr, YouTube and Moblog.

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