News organisations are often faced with tough questions, influencing everything from their editorial style to their business model.

For many organisations, these big calls are made by a select few people at the top. But the reverse is true for one journalism community, Global Voices, who place key decisions in the hands of their participants.

In fact, last year, they posed four big issues to their contributors as part of a 'participatory deliberation' experiment and 190 people responded to get involved.

In this week’s podcast, Ivan Sigal, executive director of Global Voices, shares their step-by-step process to consensus-based decision making, and the discussions' outcomes.

Global Voices is a non-profit, voluntary organisation and welcomes participants from all over the world as part of their mission statement to bring marginalised stories into the mainstream. You can participate as an author, translator or partner here.

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