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User 1

Vanessa Witkowski

In a nutshell: I'm French-American with Polish roots, born and raised in Strasbourg, France. I went to College in the States but did my post-grad in Europe (in France and in Poland). I discovered cafebabel.com in 2003 during my stay in Warsaw and became completely addicted. Created in 2001, cafebabel.com is a European magazine online based on participatory journalism and translated in 7 languages. I first started working for cafebabel.com as a volunteer and for the past year as a staff member on the newly launched 2.0 based community. The objective of this new multilingual platform is to bring more flexibility and meaning to the terms "participatory journalism" while creating a sense of belonging and cohesion to those enjoying the Babel way of life.