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RSS feed for Adil NurmakovAdil Nurmakov · joined 19 March 2009 · 1 posts
I am a 29-year-old researcher from Almaty, Kazakhstan. I hold Ph.D. in Political Science, run an NGO, a neweurasia.net's Kazakhstan section and a personal blog.
RSS feed for Ahmed Al-OmranAhmed Al-Omran · joined 28 August 2009 · 1 posts
In 1984, I was born in a big town called Hassa, east of Saudi Arabia. In 2002, I moved to the capital Riyadh to study at King Saud University. Currently, my life is divided between those two cities. My main motivation to do this is because I want to give a better view to the world about what's really happening in my country and the Middle East in general. I maintain two blogs: Saudi Jeans in English, and Yawmyat in Arabic. Recently, I co-founded Saudi Blogs, the first serious attempt to build the Saudi bloggers community.
RSS feed for Ahmed EzzatAhmed Ezzat · joined 1 September 2010 · 1 posts
A Lawyer and human rights defender, and now a legal unit officer in association for freedom of thought and expression ” AFTE ” in Egypt , and former a legal unit officer in Egyptian center for economic and social rights ” ECESR ” . interested in defending victims of human rights violations in Egypt .
RSS feed for Aim SinpengAim Sinpeng · joined 8 March 2012 · 2 posts
I'm a PhD candidate in political science at the University of British Columbia. My dissertation looks at Thailand's recent mass movements, the Red Shirts and the Yellow Shirts. I blog on Thai politics on New Mandala and write for Thailand's popular independent news, Prachatai (English version). In my free time I hike, travel, help others and learn a new language.
RSS feed for Alexey SidorenkoAlexey Sidorenko · joined 27 November 2009 · 8 posts
Born in Moscow. Graduated from the Moscow State University and currently writing Ph.D thesis there. Simultaneously writing MA thesis in the Warsaw University, Poland. Worked in Carnegie Moscow Center from 2005 till 2008 in the “Society and Regions” programm. More events at my blog
RSS feed for Ali AbdulemamAli Abdulemam · joined 29 August 2008 · 2 posts
Ali Abdulemam (Bahrain) since 1999, has created, managed and maintained www.bahrainonline.org, the #1 website in Bahrain with over 100,000 daily hits. In collaboration, Mr. Abdulemam started www.al-manama.net, the first online media outlet registered in Bahrain. Just this year, Ali developed a new source of information online, www.bahrainportal.org. He has been active in international workshops and conferences discussing on the topics of freedom of expression and the Bahraini media environment.
RSS feed for Ali S. NovruzovAli S. Novruzov · joined 19 July 2009 · 2 posts
I am an ordinary blogger from the Republic of Azerbaijan – a tiny country between the East and the West. I have a personal blog titled In Mutatione Fortitudo and write regular posts for UK-based Frontline Club. You can also follow my tweets here.
RSS feed for Amira Al HussainiAmira Al Hussaini · joined 9 November 2007 · 13 posts
was an editor of an English language daily in Bahrain. Journalist. Columnist. Blogger. Educated and raised in Bahrain. Currently living in Ontario, Canada. Interests include writing, the arts and human rights.
RSS feed for Annie ZamanAnnie Zaman · joined 19 February 2013 · 1 posts
The author is a journalist who worked with one of Pakistan’s leading daily “Daily Times” and Germany’s international broadcaster “Deutsche Welle”. She works as a media consultant and trainer and based in Bonn, London.
RSS feed for Antony LoewensteinAntony Loewenstein · joined 2 July 2008 · 2 posts
Antony is a Sydney-based freelance journalist, author and blogger. He has written for the Sydney Morning Herald, The Guardian, Washington Post, Haaretz, The Nation and many others. His best-selling book on the Israel/Palestine conflict, My Israel Question, was released by Melbourne University Publishing in 2007. His second book, The Blogging Revolution, on the internet in repressive regimes, will be released in September 2008 by Melbourne University Publishing.
He is a board member of Macquarie University's Centre for Middle East and North African Studies and an Honorary Associate at Macquarie University's Department of Politics and International Relations. He is the co-founder of advocacy group Independent Australian Jewish Voices and works for Amnesty International Australia's 2008 campaign about Chinese internet repression and the Beijing Olympic Games. Antony appears regularly on radio, TV, in public and at universities discussing current affairs and politics.
RSS feed for Arianna CicconeArianna Ciccone · joined 27 July 2010 · 1 posts
Arianna is the co-founder of The annual Perugia International Journalism Festival.
RSS feed for Awab AlviAwab Alvi · joined 3 January 2009 · 4 posts
Teeth Maestro aka Dr. Awab Alvi has been an active blogger since July 2004 blogging at Teeth Maestro where he shares his concerns about politics and other such issues that may bug him from time to time.
Dr. Awab Alvi is a Dentist by profession with a specialty in Orthodontics (Saint Louis Univ, MO, USA) and Root Canal (Univ of Penn, PA, USA), he maintains a full time practice at Alvi Dental Hospital in Karachi (website) at Sindhi Muslim Society.
RSS feed for Becky HoggeBecky Hogge · joined 4 January 2012 · 1 posts
Becky Hogge is a writer and digital activist working in the UK. For two years she led UK digital civil liberties campaigners the Open Rights Group. Her first book “Barefoot into Cyberspace” was published in July 2011.
RSS feed for Ben WagnerBen Wagner · joined 24 June 2009 · 4 posts
Ben Wagner is a Researcher at European University Institute in Florence, Italy and coordinates the Dynamic Coalition on Freedom of Expression and Freedom of the Media at the U.N. Internet Governance Forum (IGF). He has a background in International Relations, Public Administration and International Development and works on Internet Governance, Freedom of Expression, boundary drawing and the (re)bordering of the internet.
RSS feed for Bernardo ParrellaBernardo Parrella · joined 28 February 2010 · 2 posts
Freelance journalist, translator and activist on media and digital culture issues, currently living in New Mexico, USA. Involved with Italy-based media outlets/projects among others, he's also editor of Global Voices in Italiano and contributor to <a href="http://translationexchange.wordpress.com/"GV's Translation Exchange Project.
RSS feed for Besti ZibilovaBesti Zibilova · joined 7 February 2013 · 1 posts
Besti Zibilova is a pseudonym of someone who loves Azerbaijan from afar.
RSS feed for Cameran AshrafCameran Ashraf · joined 24 February 2010 · 5 posts
Cameran Ashraf is an Iranian-American digital activist and doctoral student at UCLA. His doctoral research focuses on the geographies of information, social movements, politics, and diaspora using Iran's recent post-election unrest as a case study.
Among other projects, he has worked on protest video distribution resulting in nearly 3 million video downloads from Iran. He is co-founder of Internet advocacy NGO AccessNow.org and Expression Technologies, a non-profit organization working directly with activists in censored and repressive regimes.
He tweets at http://www.twitter.com/cameranashraf
RSS feed for Carolina RumuatCarolina Rumuat · joined 2 June 2009 · 1 posts
Carolina is an Indonesian freelance feature writer and Lingua Bahasa Indonesia translator, based in Casablanca, Morocco.
RSS feed for Chris SalzbergChris Salzberg · joined 16 December 2007 · 4 posts
Writer/translator and researcher living in Tokyo, Japan. I am the Japanese language editor for Global Voices (with Scilla Alecci). I blog in English and in Japanese, and Twitter in both. From a research perspective, I am interested in the intersection of translation and participatory media, the potential of community translation, and the contrasts of openness and difference. From a social perspective, I have written about changes in the local media landscape in Japan and what these changes mean for the future of news. I am also one of the few people covering issues of net regulation in Japan for an international audience.
I'm always interested in talking about any of the above topics, if you have a venue and an audience, please contact me.
記事の中の引用や翻訳が問題がある場合は、お知らせください。場合によっては、引用部の削除を検討いたします。 メール： japanese AT globalvoicesonline DOT org
RSS feed for CJ HinkeCJ Hinke · joined 17 May 2008 · 18 posts
CJ Hinke is a translator, book publisher and bibliographer of numerous children's books in Latin and Thai. He has lived in Thailand since 1989 where he founded Freedom Against Censorship Thailand (FACT) in 2006 to campaign against pervasive censorship in Thai society. As a Quaker, he became an organiser in the pacifist movement opposing the war in Vietnam and was arrested more than 35 times in demonstrations of civil disobedience. After moving to Canada, in 1976, he became the last American arrested for the Vietnam draft, pardoned by Jimmy Carter's first official act as US President. CJ formed the Society Protecting Intact Kinetic Ecosystems (SPIKE) which supported the tree-spiking of one of the world's last intact temperate rainforests in Clayoquot Sound off the west coast of Vancouver Island. FACT's campaign is active internationally in resisting Internet, book, film and self-censorship. “Freedom of opinions, freedom of thought, freedom of ideas, every one of us deserves a voice.”
RSS feed for Danica RadovanovicDanica Radovanovic · joined 30 April 2012 · 1 posts
Social Media researcher and consultant. Internet scholar, Web activist. Professional activities: social web innovation & collaboration, project management, R&D, providing consulting and training to both the government and non-government sectors internationally.
RSS feed for Daniel ChandranayagamDaniel Chandranayagam · joined 15 August 2008 · 33 posts
Daniel Chandranayagam is the editor-in-chief of the CSR Digest (http://csrdigest.com/). With a background in writing and researching, Daniel read for his law degree in the UK. He is especially interested in what businesses can do to curb corruption, bribery and to promote a better life for the communities in which they are based. His blog is at http://pottedplot.com/.
RSS feed for Daniel DuendeDaniel Duende · joined 14 February 2009 · 1 posts
Daniel Duende is a storyteller, a brazilian, a writer and, some say (and some disagree), a blogger. He lives in Brasilia, Brazil.
RSS feed for Danielle KehlDanielle Kehl · joined 20 August 2012 · 1 posts
Policy research associate at the New America Foundation's Open Technology Institute, interested in how tech policy impacts free speech, human rights, and development
RSS feed for David SasakiDavid Sasaki · joined 2 July 2008 · 2 posts
Blogger since 2003, I have lived, worked, and traveled throughout most of Latin America. I blog in both Spanish and English with two other friends at El Oso, El Moreno, and El Abogado.
RSS feed for Deborah DilleyDeborah Dilley · joined 24 June 2008 · 1 posts
As well as being the author for the Turkish and Kurdish blogosphere coverage on Global Voices, I am also the Digest Editor and the author-elected representative on the Stichting Global Voices board.
Currently I am finishing my masters in Applied Linguistics at the University of Utah.
RSS feed for Deji OlukotunDeji Olukotun · joined 21 December 2012 · 2 posts
Deji Olukotun is the inaugural Ford Foundation Freedom to Write Fellow at PEN American Center. He spearheads PEN's United Nations advocacy and its Digital Freedom initiative, and manages PEN's center development work in Latin America and Africa. A graduate of Stanford Law School, he is a practicing human rights attorney and a fiction writer. His novel “Nigerians in Space”, a thriller about brain drain, will be published by Ricochet Books in 2013.
RSS feed for Deng BolunDeng Bolun · joined 15 October 2009 · 1 posts
Writing about reform and socio-economic change in China.
RSS feed for Diego CasaesDiego Casaes · joined 11 June 2009 · 1 posts
I'm a Bachelor of Tourism from Brazil, but my interests include Journalism, citizen media, human rights and politics. I'm also the Lingua Editor of Global Voices in Portuguese. You can easily find me on Twitter [en] / [pt]. For further details, visit my blog Logged-In.org [pt] and my website.
RSS feed for Ece TemelkuranEce Temelkuran · joined 27 December 2011 · 1 posts
Ece Temelkuran is one of Turkey’s best-known journalists and political commentators, writing regularly for the Turkish newspaper Habertürk. She has published widely and won numerous awards for her work, including the Pen for Peace Award and Turkish Journalist of the Year. Follow @etemelkuran on Twitter
RSS feed for Eduardo AvilaEduardo Avila · joined 2 October 2007 · 1 posts
I am a Bolivian-American who maintains the blog Barrio Flores, while living in Cochabamba, Bolivia.
Currently, I am the Regional Editor for Latin America and the Spanish language editor for Global Voices.
I am the founder and director of the Voces Bolivianas project, which teaches the use of citizen media to underrepresented groups throughout Bolivia, with the help of a network of national bloggers.
RSS feed for Eduardo AvilaEduardo Avila · joined 6 December 2008 · 1 posts
I am a Bolivian-American who maintains the blog Barrio Flores, while living in Cochabamba, Bolivia.
Currently, I am the Regional Editor for Latin America and the Spanish language editor for Global Voices.
I am the founder and director of the Voces Bolivianas project, which teaches the use of citizen media to underrepresented groups throughout Bolivia, with the help of a network of national bloggers.
RSS feed for Elena IgnatovaElena Ignatova · joined 25 August 2010 · 1 posts
Editor of Global Voices in Macedonian
RSS feed for Elia Varela SerraElia Varela Serra · joined 15 July 2010 · 1 posts
Co-founder of Maneno, an open-source blogging platform with a Sub-Saharan African focus & the only one localized in African language. I tweet at @eliaws and blog at Twiga. Currently based in Côte d'Ivoire.
RSS feed for ElizabethElizabeth · joined 15 July 2012 · 2 posts
Life enthusiast, passionate traveler, foodie devotee and marketer by vocation. I am a citizen of the world who strongly believes freedom, dignity, environmental conscience and peace should be the constant, not the exception.
I live in Chile today, but who knows where I'll be tomorrow simply because I think the world is a very interesting place to stay in one place forever.
You can follow me on Twitter @elimaguire
RSS feed for Ellery Roberts BiddleEllery Roberts Biddle · joined 12 November 2010 · 20 posts
I am the editor of Global Voices Advocacy and a long-time member of the Global Voices community. Thanks for visiting our site! Born and raised in Philadelphia, I now live in San Francisco, where I devote most of my time to thinking and writing about free expression and privacy online and the politics of Internet use in Cuba. Check out my blog half-wired, or follow me on Twitter.
RSS feed for Eman AbdElRahmanEman AbdElRahman · joined 8 February 2009 · 3 posts
Egyptian blogger, GVO author, GVO lingua translator, Meedan content producer, and an Engineer in the mornings.
RSS feed for Eva GalperinEva Galperin · joined 28 January 2012 · 5 posts
Eva is the International Freedom of Expression Coordinator at the Electronic Frontier Foundation. Twitter: @evacide.
RSS feed for Faisal KapadiaFaisal Kapadia · joined 1 December 2012 · 1 posts
Writer ,Social activist for change, Lingua Urdu Ed Global voices, Co editor Pak tea house, Social media trainer & analyst!
RSS feed for Fred PetrossianFred Petrossian · joined 24 January 2008 · 74 posts
I am a Europe based Iranian journalist, blogger and researcher. I joined Global Voices in summer 2005 and I used farid pouya and hamid tehrani as nicknames. I have been Iran Editor of Global Voices since 2006. I have also been involved with several digital projects such as Digiactive and March 18 Movement [Think Social award 2009]. I co edited and co wrote “Hope, Votes and Bullets” book about Iran's protest movement and social media. At present I am working in Radio Free Europe/ Radio Liberty (Radio Farda) in Prague. Twitter: @fredpetrossian
RSS feed for Gabriela Garcia CalderonGabriela Garcia Calderon · joined 28 August 2012 · 3 posts
Born and raised in Lima, Peru. Professional lawyer. Volunteer author for Global Voices and volunteer translator for the Spanish version of Global Voices.
Author of the blog Seis de enero (January 6th).
RSS feed for Gabriela ManuliGabriela Manuli · joined 24 January 2013 · 2 posts
Gabriela has been a journalist for more than ten years working for newspapers, magazines, radio and TV. She holds an MA in Public Policy (Media, Information and Communication Policy) and a degree in Social Communication Science. She is from Argentina and is currently based in Washington DC.
RSS feed for Gaurav MishraGaurav Mishra · joined 1 March 2009 · 8 posts
Gaurav Mishra is the 2008-09 Yahoo! Fellow in International Values, Communications, Technology, and Global Internet at Georgetown University. As the Yahoo! Fellow, Gaurav is leading research on how social media is being used in BRIC countries (Brazil, Russia, India and China). Gaurav is also teaching a graduate course at Georgetown University on Social Media in Business, Development and Government.
RSS feed for Geraldine JuarezGeraldine Juarez · joined 6 September 2011 · 1 posts
Geraldine works in the street and the internet. She focus in understanding the configurations and effects created when society, information, pop culture, intellectual property and power collide.
RSS feed for Gershom NdhlovuGershom Ndhlovu · joined 14 May 2012 · 8 posts
I am a Zambian journalist, blogger and Global Voices author, passionate about media and internet freedom.
RSS feed for Global Voices AdvocacyGlobal Voices Advocacy · joined 6 April 2013 · 2 posts
Global Voices Advocacy is a project of Global Voices Online. We seek to build a global anti-censorship network of bloggers and online activists throughout the world that is dedicated to protecting freedom of expression and free access to information online.
Follow us on Twitter: @Advox
Like us on Facebook: fb.com/GlobalVoicesAdvocacy
RSS feed for Hisham AlmiraatHisham Almiraat · joined 16 March 2010 · 19 posts
Hi! I am Global Voices Advocacy director and long-time member of the Global Voices community. I am passionate about citizen media and freedom of speech. I'm also a medical doctor and blogger. Prior to working with GV, I co-founded Talk Morocco and Mamfakinch. You can follow me on Twitter at @almiraat.
RSS feed for Houwari DHouwari D · joined 7 February 2010 · 1 posts
Houwari Djilali is an Algerian blogger who blogs at the Algerian Review.
RSS feed for Ivan SigalIvan Sigal · joined 2 November 2008 · 8 posts
I am Global Voices’ executive director. I've spent 10 years working in media development in the former Soviet Union and Asia, supporting and training journalists and working on media co-productions. Most of that time I was with Internews. I'm also a photographer, and have worked and traveled in more than 60 countries. I speak Russian, manage in German, have forgotten Slovak and Czech, and can make it home in Thai.
RSS feed for J. Nambiza TungarazaJ. Nambiza Tungaraza · joined 4 June 2009 · 1 posts
J. Nambiza Tungaraza is Adelaide-based Swahili blogger, radio presenter, community worker and an artist. In Radio he presents the AFROWORLD program at 101.5fm Radio Adelaide and coordinates/mentor young broadcasters. As an artist (painter and computer graphics designer), he has done exhibitions in Asia, Europe and in Australia. He still paints occasionally. Nambiza also works in various refugees-related projects.
RSS feed for Jacob AppelbaumJacob Appelbaum · joined 12 September 2009 · 1 posts
Jacob Appelbaum is an independent computer security researcher. He is currently employed by the University of Washington, and is a core member of the Tor project.
RSS feed for Jacob MchangamaJacob Mchangama · joined 31 May 2010 · 1 posts
Jacob Mchangama is director of legal affairs at the Danish think tank CEPOS and an external lecturer in international human rights at the University of Copenhagen. He blogs regularly for the Danish newspaper Berlingske Tidende and is a frequent debate participant and expert commentator both in the print and electronic media. Jacob is also the founder and spokesperson for Fri Debat (Free Debate) a Danish organization committed to the protection and advocacy of freedom of expression.
RSS feed for Jae Yeon KIMJae Yeon KIM · joined 1 January 2013 · 5 posts
Independent researcher. Authored three Korean books on the nation's innovation policy. Interested in comparative political economy. Currently living in Seoul.
RSS feed for James LoseyJames Losey · joined 24 March 2012 · 1 posts
I am a writer, researcher and fellow with the Open Technology Institute at the New America Foundation. Currently, I study digital media and society at Uppsala University in Sweden.
RSS feed for Janet GunterJanet Gunter · joined 21 September 2010 · 5 posts
Inspired to learn Portuguese by my father's collection of LPs from late 1960s Brazil. Lived in Brazil, Portugal and East Timor. I am an ex-aidworker, perpetual-novice anthropologist working on projects combining technology, communications and social transformation.
You can follow my signed blog posts at @JanetGunter. I also help promote GV's Europe In Crisis coverage.
RSS feed for Janine Mendes-FrancoJanine Mendes-Franco · joined 27 March 2008 · 2 posts
I am a media producer based in Trinidad and Tobago. I blog at Francomenz.
RSS feed for Jeremy ClarkeJeremy Clarke · joined 21 April 2008 · 2 posts
Jeremy Clarke is a PHP, HTML, CSS and WordPress hacker from Montreal. He is the developer and designer of Global Voices, which he loves so much. His blog is at SimianUprising.com. To learn more about how Global Voices was built and designed see our Design and Tech page.
RSS feed for Jillian YorkJillian York · joined 16 January 2008 · 47 posts
Jillian C. York is a writer and activist who serves as Director for International Freedom of Expression at the Electronic Frontier Foundation and on the board of Global Voices.
RSS feed for John LiebhardtJohn Liebhardt · joined 12 July 2008 · 1 posts
I am a freelance writer currently residing in the Pacific.
RSS feed for Joshua FoustJoshua Foust · joined 10 July 2008 · 2 posts
I study international security. I've spent some time spent in Kazakhstan, and retained an obsession about the region. In addition to English, I speak French, and I am learning Russian at an abysmal pace when I’m not consumed with my day job.
I currently live in or around Washington, DC. In 2006 I was named, among others, Time Magazine’s Person of the Year.
I also blog at Registan.net, a blog devoted to Central Asia and the Caucasus.
RSS feed for Joy LiddicoatJoy Liddicoat · joined 2 May 2013 · 1 posts
Joy works for the Association for Progressive Communication (APC) co-ordinating the internet rights programme. She joined APC in April 2011 and was previously a Commissioner with the New Zealand Human Rights Commission from 2002 to 2010. Joy is based in New Zealand and completed her Masters of Law (Distinction) at Victoria University of Wellington in 2010 (on domain name dispute resolution) and an LLB (Hons) at Canterbury University in 1987. Joy’s expertise is in human rights issues in the Asia and Pacific regions, women’s and LGBTI rights as well as human rights and the Internet. Joy is a member of InternetNZ and chairs the board of the Domain Name Commission Limited which oversees the system of domain name registration for the country code top level domain .nz. Joy is also a member of the Pacific ISOC Chapter. In October 2011 Joy was elected by the Non Commercial Users Constituency as a Councillor for a two year term representing Non Commercial Stakeholders on the Generic Name Supporting Organisation of ICANN.
RSS feed for Juan ArellanoJuan Arellano · joined 12 June 2009 · 4 posts
I'm a peruvian blogger, and responsable of Blogsperu.com the website of peruvian bloggers. My personal weblog is Globalizado.
RSS feed for Judith BruhnJudith Bruhn · joined 4 January 2013 · 1 posts
Judith Bruhn is the online editor of freespeechdebate.com and administrator of the Dahrendorf Programme for the Study of Freedom. Previously she was an MPhil student in modern Chinese studies at St Antony’s College, Oxford, and received an MA in international relations from the University of St Andrews.
RSS feed for Julie OwonoJulie Owono · joined 10 April 2013 · 2 posts
Cameroonian citizen living in Paris.
Holds a Postgraduate degree in International Law at the Sorbonne Law School, Interests : African Renaissance, Digital liberties.
Grew up in Moscow and worked at the International Organisation for Migration in Lao People's Democratic Republic.
RSS feed for Katarzyna OdrozekKatarzyna Odrozek · joined 22 January 2012 · 2 posts
A native of Poland, Kasia studied law and cultural science in Germany and currently works and lives in Berlin in the NonProfit sector. She is passionate about citizen media, digital rights activism and modern communication. Kasia bloggs from time to time at http://someoneblonde.wordpress.com and tweets @kaodro
RSS feed for Katitza RodriguezKatitza Rodriguez · joined 27 January 2009 · 16 posts
Katitza Rodriguez is EFF's international rights director. She concentrates on comparative policy of international privacy issues, with special emphasis on law enforcement, government surveillance, and cross border data flows. Katitza holds a Bachelor of Law degree from the University of Lima, Peru.
RSS feed for Keiko TanakaKeiko Tanaka · joined 22 April 2013 · 1 posts
civic media enthusiast. interested in digital engagement, radio, youth culture. B.A. in Journalism, currently in graduate school studying Information Technology.
RSS feed for L. FinchL. Finch · joined 4 September 2012 · 3 posts
A journalist with an ongoing love affair with the Spanish language.
RSS feed for Lakshmi SarahLakshmi Sarah · joined 10 December 2012 · 1 posts
Born and raised in California, Lakshmi is a journalist and educator currently based in Aarhus, Denmark. Over the past few years, she has worked with newspapers, radio and magazines from Gaborone, Botswana to Los Angeles, California. She is a graduate of Pitzer College (Claremont, CA) where she studied Global Communications and Studio Arts. She is presently pursuing her Master's in Journalism, Media and Globalization with a focus on Media Across Cultures.
RSS feed for Laura VidalLaura Vidal · joined 15 July 2008 · 2 posts
I am a Venezuelan researcher in languages and literature, as well as a Translator and writer/editor living the savage urban life of Caracas. I blog at Sacando la Lengua [es] about languages, literature and cultural interaction. I'm happy to be also a volunteer translator for Lingua (Global Voices in Spanish). I deeply believe in the uniqueness and importance of every culture and in the study of them as a mirror to our own.
RSS feed for Layal Al KhatibLayal Al Khatib · joined 2 April 2010 · 2 posts
I am a: Female, Lebanese, Web Developer, Blogger, Editor @RTL-This, GVO Author(MENA) and Lingua Translator(Arabic)..interested in anything social/technical in the ME.
RSS feed for Leila NachawatiLeila Nachawati · joined 10 March 2011 · 11 posts
I´m a Spanish-Syrian activist based in Madrid. I teach Communications at Carlos III University, where I am currently starting my PhD. I write about human rights with a special focus on the Middle East and North Africa. Obsessed with freedom of speech.
RSS feed for Lova RakotomalalaLova Rakotomalala · joined 21 July 2009 · 1 posts
Raised in Madagascar, Foko-Madagascar coordinator, Princeton Woodrow Wilson School of International Affairs and Public Policy fellow, digital media for developing countries enthusiast.
RSS feed for Marco VelizMarco Veliz · joined 6 December 2010 · 1 posts
Guatemalan expat living in Los Angeles. Enjoy playing with new gadgets. My latest acquisition is the Kindle 3.0.
RSS feed for Marianna BreytmanMarianna Breytman · joined 11 December 2012 · 3 posts
Marianna is an avid lover of the Spanish language who also happens to know Russian because she was born in Kiev. She's extremely passionate about international education, human rights, and gender equality. These days she can be found translating GV posts, obsessively listening to NPR, and learning krav maga.
RSS feed for Marianne DiazMarianne Diaz · joined 29 March 2010 · 13 posts
Venezuelan lawyer and fiction writer. Blogger for Amnesty International on Human Rights issues. Interested in gender, poverty and work issues, and freedom of speech and information. You can find my ramblings and writings at my personal blog, La vida no trae instrucciones, and my articles about human rights and development issues, at Ex Cátedra.
RSS feed for Marietta LeMarietta Le · joined 19 September 2011 · 2 posts
Full-time broadcast journalist of a music television, media volunteer, communication and information enthusiast.
My personal blog:Remainder of Budapest
RSS feed for Mario SorgallaMario Sorgalla · joined 20 May 2013 · 1 posts
Social Media Manager with a background in Political Science who is interested in International Politics, Social Media, ICT4Change, not to mention soccer and books. You can find me on Twitter if you search for @mariosorg. My own blog is beyond-borders.org.
RSS feed for Mary JoyceMary Joyce · joined 2 July 2008 · 2 posts
Mary Joyce is the co-founder of DigiActive, an organization dedicated to helping the world's grassroots activists better use technology. She ran her first digital activism web site, Demologue.com, from 2005 to 2007 while living in Morocco and Chile. She later became a digital activism consultant, working for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University.
Her previous political experience includes the United States Congress, United Nations Association, and National Democratic Institute. Mary recently took a leave of absence from DigiActive to act as New Media Operations Manager at Barack Obama's presidential campaign.
RSS feed for Melissa MannMelissa Mann · joined 25 July 2012 · 1 posts
Interpreter. Translator. Writer.
RSS feed for Mera Szendro BokMera Szendro Bok · joined 31 October 2011 · 2 posts
I work on communications strategy, development and event building for the internet freedom and media reform movement. To connect you can reach me @MeraSB on Twitter or meraszendrobok.org
RSS feed for Mialy AndriamananjaraMialy Andriamananjara · joined 1 April 2009 · 2 posts
Mialy was born in Madagascar, attended college in France and is now living in the Washington DC area.
Her interests include litterature, ICT for Development, women rights and immigration issues.
She has graduate degrees in Telecommunications and Business.
RSS feed for Mohamad NajemMohamad Najem · joined 18 December 2012 · 1 posts
Mohamad Najem is the co-founder and advocacy director @SMEX. He has delivered dozens of training workshops in Lebanon and throughout the Arab region on digital advocacy. In addition, Mohamad has initiated and contributed to several successful online campaigns, including #stopthislaw, Protect Privacy, and Take Back Parliament, an alternative political campaign for the 2013 Lebanese parliamentary elections.
RSS feed for Mohamed ElGoharyMohamed ElGohary · joined 18 March 2010 · 4 posts
A Biomedical Engineer, interested in VoIP, Mobile Technology and its relation with New Media. @globalvoices Author and Arabic Lingua co-Editor. Web2.0 preacher
RSS feed for Mona KareemMona Kareem · joined 27 September 2011 · 10 posts
Born in Dec 1987. Two published poetry collections. Grad student at SUNY Binghamton Comparative Literature program. B.A in English and Comparative Literature from the American University of Kuwait. Freelance writer/journalist and contributor for Globalvoicesonline.org, Jadaliyya.com & Migrant-rights.com – Blogging at http://monakareem.blogspot.com
RSS feed for Mong PalatinoMong Palatino · joined 8 March 2009 · 3 posts
I'm an activist and former legislator in the Philippines
RSS feed for Nani JansenNani Jansen · joined 27 March 2013 · 2 posts
Nani Jansen is Senior Legal Counsel at the Media Legal Defence Initiative (MLDI). MLDI operates globally to help journalists and independent media outlets defend their rights by offering both financial assistance and substantive litigation support. Nani oversees MLDI's litigation in various national jurisdictions, as well as international courts and human rights tribunals.
RSS feed for Nasser WeddadyNasser Weddady · joined 20 June 2009 · 1 posts
HAMSA-AIC Civil Rights Outreach Director. A native of Mauritania, Nasser grew up in Libya and Syria, traveling extensively through the Middle East, before coming to the US as a refugee in 2000. A long-time activist in the struggle to end slavery in his homeland and dictatorship, Nasser has organized conferences for young activists across the Middle East; published in the International Herald Tribune, Wall Street Journal, Boston Globe, and Baltimore Sun; appeared on Fox’s Hannity & Colmes, BBC World Service, Al Jazeera, and Radio Liberty; and testified to Congress’ Human Rights Caucus. Fluent in five languages, Nasser has lectured at the US Institute of Peace, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and diverse interfaith settings.
RSS feed for Ndesanjo MachaNdesanjo Macha · joined 7 April 2009 · 1 posts
I am a Tanzanian blogger, journalist, lawyer, and digital activist. I am interested in finding ways to amplify voices from non-English speaking parts of the world. Global voices, I believe, ought to be multicultural and multilingual.
I am also interested in the relationship between ICT and development in the developing world, particularly Africa.
RSS feed for Netizen Report TeamNetizen Report Team · joined 15 August 2012 · 35 posts
This is the account for the team who research, write, and edit the weekly Netizen Report on Global Voices Advocacy. Since the authors change every week, we list the contributors, authors, and editors of each week's edition at the top of every post.
RSS feed for Noha AtefNoha Atef · joined 8 September 2008 · 38 posts
An Egyptian journalist and editor of Tortureinegypt.net blog, I'm interested in human rights causes. My joy is to learn something new and to help others. I love Egypt and have been living in it, but i fell that my home country is the whole world!
RSS feed for Nwachukwu EgbunikeNwachukwu Egbunike · joined 12 January 2013 · 3 posts
I'm an author with Global Voices. I blog and publish books in Nigeria. I studied Medical Laboratory Sciences and Communication respectively. I am the author of Dyed Thoughts – a blunt, satirical and critical book of conversation on my country. Follow me at: @feathersproject
RSS feed for Oiwan LamOiwan Lam · joined 4 October 2007 · 141 posts
Am now a free lance researcher, translator and editor.
RSS feed for ONGDDONGDD · joined 16 July 2012 · 13 posts
NGO Derechos Digitales was founded on January 2005. Among its most important objectives is protection and promotion of fundamental Rights in the Internet, specially focused on privacy and copyright; strengthen a freer culture, supported by a balanced copyright that allows a major access to knowledge for all citizens in the digital environment.
RSS feed for Onnik KrikorianOnnik Krikorian · joined 8 March 2008 · 13 posts
Onnik Krikorian is a journalist and photojournalist of English and Armenia descent who has been resident in the Republic of Armenia since 1998. He also works extensively in Georgia and until moving to Yerevan worked on the Kurds in Turkey and the conflict in Nagorno Karabakh.
His articles and photographs have been published by The Los Angeles Times, New Internationalist, The Scotsman, Transitions Online, Middle East Insight, Oneworld.net, EurasiaNet, The Institute for War & Peace Reporting, New York University Press, UNICEF, and Amnesty International, among others. Krikorian has also worked as a fixer for Al Jazeera English, the BBC and The Wall Street Journal.
RSS feed for Osama KhalidOsama Khalid · joined 19 March 2013 · 1 posts
A medical student from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, an administrator on the Arabic Wikipedia, and an enthusiast about digital liberties and human rights. @osamakfa on Twitter.
RSS feed for Paula GóesPaula Góes · joined 13 April 2008 · 8 posts
Brazilian journalist and translator living in London. Working for peace, starting with inner peace.
RSS feed for PendarPendar · joined 30 September 2009 · 8 posts
I'm a blogger who is considering about Iran's issue.
RSS feed for Preetam RaiPreetam Rai · joined 29 September 2007 · 1 posts
I am always traveling in South East and East Asia. I work with education, commercial and non-profits helping them implement social technologies. I share my travel stories and observations at preetamrai.com .
RSS feed for Rachel HorstRachel Horst · joined 19 June 2012 · 1 posts
I live and work in New York. When I'm not at work, I'm doing something fun, like cooking, taking dance class, or translating Global Voices articles from German to English over coffee.
RSS feed for Rami AlhamesRami Alhames · joined 22 October 2012 · 1 posts
Syrian In Brazil, 34 years, Mechanical Engineer, MBA, Author & translator @GlobalVoices in Portuguese, Arabic and English. Translations roam around Brazil, Syria, and globe's cultures.
RSS feed for Ramy RaoofRamy Raoof · joined 13 July 2009 · 26 posts
I work for human rights. Interested in online media, digital activism and digital security. Editor of Egyptian Blog for Human Rights
RSS feed for Rasha AbdullaRasha Abdulla · joined 7 September 2011 · 4 posts
Communication professor at the American University in Cairo. Widely published researcher with current main emphasis on online communication, political activism, and freedom of expression. www.rashaabdulla.com
RSS feed for Rayna StRayna St · joined 12 August 2012 · 9 posts
PhD & Science Geek // Editor for Global Voices Bulgarian // writing in English, French, Bulgarian // author for GV Advocacy, GV Online, FutureChallenges // interested in Middle East politics & internet freedom // working to empower women in science & tech // former research associate at UNESCO // human rights activist // human being
RSS feed for RazanRazan · joined 9 January 2008 · 4 posts
I refer to myself as a person from Syria, not a “Syrian citizen.”
I am currently doing my MA's thesis on Iraqi Jews’ literature in my beautiful city, Beirut.
I blog at Razanisms and I like to take photos.
I am a vegetarian and a proud socialist.
RSS feed for Rebecca MacKinnonRebecca MacKinnon · joined 13 September 2011 · 33 posts
I conduct research, writing and advocacy on global Internet policy, free expression, and the impact of digital technologies on human rights. My first book, Consent of the Networked: The Worldwide Struggle for Internet Freedom, was published by Basic Books in late January 2012. After leaving a 12-year career in China and Japan with CNN, I co-founded Global Voices with Ethan Zuckerman in 2004, and have been working on citizen media projects and free speech advocacy ever since. I currently serve on GV's board. For more about me click here.
RSS feed for Renata AvilaRenata Avila · joined 11 July 2007 · 19 posts
Lawyer, Lead of Creative Commons Guatemala, co – leading the initiative “Technology for Transparency Network” http://transparency.globalvoicesonline.org/ and advocating for free speech anytime, anywhere.
RSS feed for RezwanRezwan · joined 4 October 2007 · 9 posts
I am from Dhaka, Bangladesh and currently located in Berlin, Germany. I blog at The 3rd world view since 2003. I have been bridgeblogging the Bangladeshi and South Asian Blogosphere in Global Voices since 2005. I am also the translator coordinator for the Global Voices Bangla Lingua and love translating selected Global Voices posts into my mother tongue Bangla. I also like to follow the groundbreaking outreach projects of Rising Voices and write about them.
RSS feed for Sami Ben GharbiaSami Ben Gharbia · joined 22 April 2008 · 234 posts
My personal blog is at [fikra] فكرة (which means idea in Arabic).
I'm the co-founder of nawaat.org (which means the core in Arabic), a Tunisian collective blog about news and politics.
I'm also the Advocacy Director at Global Voices.
RSS feed for Sana SaleemSana Saleem · joined 9 April 2012 · 3 posts
The author is a part of Bolo Bhi (speak out) , an organization that focuses on advocacy,policy and research with internet freedom & privacy being one of their main focus areas. Blogger at The Guardian and Dawn. Her archive of published and unpublished work can be found on her personal blog.
RSS feed for Slim AmamouSlim Amamou · joined 5 July 2010 · 1 posts
I'm 33 years old, I live in Tunis, Tunisia, I'm married and I have beautiful son. I own a small consultancy doing web applications for entreprise. I'm also an activist against censorship, against intellectual property and for net neutrality. Follow me @slim404
RSS feed for Solana LarsenSolana Larsen · joined 21 April 2008 · 4 posts
Hello, I am the managing editor of Global Voices Online.
RSS feed for Sonia DoglioSonia Doglio · joined 26 December 2010 · 4 posts
I have not much to say about myself, except that I’m a human being with a lot of opinions. On everything.
RSS feed for Steve SharraSteve Sharra · joined 2 July 2008 · 1 posts
I am a Malawian who studies and writes about Pan-Afrikanism, Afrikan epistemology (uMunthu), the Afrikan Renaissance, and peace and social justice. I am also a student of autobiography, critical pedagogy, and critical literacy research. I am a former school teacher, freelance journalist, and educational editor. I write poetry, fiction, radio plays, and features. My blog, Afrika Aphukira (http://www.mlauzi.blogspot.com), is an optimistic expression of the theme of the African rebirth. I also follow Malawian blogs at Mlauzi’ s Bloglines (http://www.bloglines.com/blog/mlauzi).
RSS feed for SudaneseDrimaSudaneseDrima · joined 5 August 2008 · 1 posts
Hi, I'm Drima, an Afro-Arab, freedom-loving Muslim political junkie. Visit my blog over at this link: sudanesethinker.com
RSS feed for Susannah VilaSusannah Vila · joined 25 April 2012 · 1 posts
Susannah is a Co Founder of the Engine Room, an organization dedicated to investigating supporting the effective use of technology in advocacy. Connect with her on Twitter @szvila.
RSS feed for SuzanneSuzanne · joined 21 October 2012 · 1 posts
I am a retiree from local public service and co-editor of Global Voices in French, based not far from the European Institutions in Strasbourg.
RSS feed for Sylwia PresleySylwia Presley · joined 30 July 2009 · 3 posts
Born in Poland, studied in Hungary, currently located in the UK. Working in social media and WOM marketing ethics. Passionate blogger and photographer always interested in freedom of speech and other basic human rights.
RSS feed for Tal PavelTal Pavel · joined 9 April 2009 · 15 posts
Dr. Tal Pavel is an expert in Middle Eastern and Islamic World usage of the internet. He holds a Ph.D. in Middle Eastern Studies from Bar Ilan University. His thesis examined the governmental restrictions and changes concerning internet usage in Syria, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates between the years 2002 and 2005.
Dr. Pavel’s background also includes an in-depth knowledge of Information Systems Development. He occupied various key positions as a Software Project Manager and Software Systems Analyst in various major financial and other business institutions in Israel.
Dr. Pavel is a fellow researcher at the Moshe Dayan Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies and at Netvision Institute for Internet Studies (Both in Tel Aviv University).
RSS feed for Tarek AmrTarek Amr · joined 15 August 2011 · 2 posts
An Egyptian Blogger and Tweep who happen to be a Data Networks Architect, a C++/Python Programmer in my spare time, and fond of Photography. I am addicted to Social Media, Social Networks, Social Web Applications, Sociology, and anything else with the word Social in it.
RSS feed for Tharum BunTharum Bun · joined 1 February 2009 · 1 posts
Tharum is a writer, photographer and computer nerd.
RSS feed for TlanonotsalistliTlanonotsalistli · joined 19 April 2013 · 2 posts
Covering new and old media, conflict, corruption, and organized crime in Mexico today. Tlanonotsalistli means “information” in Nahuatl, a living language of Aztec origin that is spoken by approximately 1.5 million people in central Mexico.
RSS feed for Trevor TimmTrevor Timm · joined 3 January 2012 · 1 posts
Trevor Timm is an activist and blogger for EFF.
RSS feed for Veronica KhokhlovaVeronica Khokhlova · joined 15 July 2008 · 3 posts
I'm a Kyiv native; have lived in Moscow and St. Petersburg on and off since 2001. I blog at Neeka's Backlog; my current photos are at Flickr; nearly 4,600 photos from Kyiv, Moscow, St. Petersburg and Istanbul are at Neeka's FotoPage; my Global Voices translations are stored on Work Log; some of my pre-blog/non-blog work has been Filed Away.
RSS feed for Victor NgenyVictor Ngeny · joined 20 July 2009 · 2 posts
I am a 25 year old blogger, formerly the Assistant Editor of Committee to Protect Bloggers, a non profit which reported on threats and harrasment of bloggers, something much similar to what GVA does.
I hope to continue this work to make our online freedoms respected.
RSS feed for Walid Al-SaqafWalid Al-Saqaf · joined 23 September 2008 · 4 posts
Walid Al-Saqaf is a print/online journalist turned cyber activist. He is the founder and administrator of Yemen Portal (yemenportal.net), a news and multi-content aggregator focused on content on his country (Yemen). His website got banned from access in Yemen by the authorities presumably for content the government considered harmful to ‘the national interest'. In response, he started an anti-censorship campaign (through blocked.arabiaportal.net) that resonated internationally. He currently stands as one of a few Arab cyber activists working on censorship circumventing technologies, the latest being the “Access YemenPortal” Firefox plug-in that was inspired by Iranian Hamed Saber's “Access Flickr!” extension. Walid holds a Master in Global Journalism and is currently pursuing his PhD at Örebro University in Sweden. He can be reached on admin [at] yemenportal [dot] net.
RSS feed for Weiping LiWeiping Li · joined 1 December 2011 · 2 posts
A blogger who concerns about free speech issues. She worked as a journalist for Taiwanese newspapers and magazines on financial and legal news for several years.
RSS feed for Wendy SeltzerWendy Seltzer · joined 20 October 2011 · 1 posts
Lawyer, coder, founder of ChillingEffects.org
RSS feed for WITNESSWITNESS · joined 20 March 2012 · 7 posts
WITNESS is an international organization that trains human rights defenders and activists to use video in their advocacy campaigns for change.
RSS feed for Yazan BadranYazan Badran · joined 23 November 2010 · 1 posts
A Syrian blogger based between Latakia on the Medietrranean, and Nagoya, Japan. He blogs at: http://yazanbadran.com/blog/
RSS feed for Yusur Al BahraniYusur Al Bahrani · joined 18 March 2012 · 10 posts
I am a journalist and a human rights activist. I am also Director at Large at Amnesty International Toronto Organization. While my posts are based on credible human rights reports, they don't necessary reflect Amnesty's opinions or any other human rights organization's views. I also publish in several online publications, and a writer and editor for Socialist Worker Canada . Follow Yusur on Twitter @YusurAlBahrani