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Ellery Roberts Biddle

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.

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Latest posts by Ellery Roberts Biddle

18 December 2014

Cuba: More Money Means More Technology, With or Without State Reforms

What Wednesday's changes mean for Internet access and mobile telephony in Cuba? There are a few things we can glean from what both leaders have said—and haven’t said—so far.

20 August 2014

The Internet Never Forgets: Join a Global Conversation on the EU’s ‘Right to Be Forgotten’

If the 'Right to be Forgotten' were implemented in your country, would it threaten the public interest? Global Voices editors are asking experts worldwide for their thoughts on the issue.

4 August 2014

“From the [Four] Compass Points of the Earth Arises a Mighty Cry — #FreeZone9Bloggers!”

From Hong Kong to Islamabad to Cairo to San Francisco, allies across the globe tweeted their support for Ethiopia's Zone9 bloggers, who have been in prison for 102 days.

31 July 2014

#FreeZone9Bloggers: Today, We Tweet for Human Rights — and Human Beings

If convicted, they will find themselves in the company of at least eighteen other journalists who have suffered the same fate. All remain in prison today.

28 July 2014

The World Tweets for Ethiopia's Zone9 Bloggers on July 31

Join Global Voices bloggers for a worldwide, multilingual tweetathon in support of the ten bloggers and journalists facing terrorism charges in Ethiopia.

18 July 2014

Zone 9 Bloggers Charged With Terrorism in Ethiopia

The nine bloggers and journalists, four of them Global Voices members, have rejected the charges and are preparing a defense for their August 8 trial.

21 May 2014

Moroccan Blogger and Rapper El-Haqed Arrested Again

Friends say police recognized the rapper and explicitly targeted him at a football match. Mouad Belrhouat, aka El-Haqed, has been jailed twice since 2011 for his political music and activism.

19 May 2014

GV Face: Freeing Ethiopia's Zone 9 Bloggers

Nine bloggers and journalists are currently being detained in Ethiopia because of their work. GV author Endalk Chala, a close friend of the detainees, speaks about the case.

12 May 2014

Join the #FreeZone9Bloggers Tweetathon on May 14

Join Global Voices bloggers for an Africa-wide tweetathon in support of the nine bloggers and journalists arrested in late April and currently being detained in Ethiopia.

8 April 2014

Spies Like US: “Fake Twitter” Violated Cubans’ Privacy Rights

ZunZuneo not only obtained mobile phone numbers for half a million Cubans without their knowledge or consent -- it also observed and analyzed (read: surveilled) their communications for "political tendencies."