Stories about Interviews

13 June 2014

Interview: Thailand's Coup Brings Self-Censorship, Curtailment of Free Speech

In this interview with a Thai citizen, we learn the impact of the ongoing military coup on the media and online freedom of expression in Thailand.

12 October 2013

GV Face: Fighting for an Open Internet in Brazil

This week on GV Face, Global Voices' weekly video hangout series, we talk with Brazil author Raphael Tsavkko, Internet policy expert Carolina Rossini and Joana Varon, an author of Brazil's Marco Civil da Internet bill.

25 September 2013

Worried About Surveillance? Welcome to the Indian World, Says Sherman Alexie

Surveillance has always been present for Native Americans and minorities in the US, says Alexie. The NSA's spying program is only exposing the majority of the country to what others have long experienced.

24 September 2013

Interview: Researcher Sonya Yan Song on Censorship in China

Sonya Yan Song is a researcher and computer programmer working on current trends in online news censorship China. In a recent study, she has sought to quantify deletion rates for online news articles.

20 September 2013

The End of Silence in Syria: Interview with Syria Untold

Leila Nachawati talks with Advox about Syria Untold, a new project that is bringing together artists, activists, and journalists engaged in creative, non-violent resistance to the Assad regime.

18 June 2013

VIDEO: Experts Speak on Role of Whistleblowers

The revelations of the recent NSA leaks are explosive, but Edward Snowden is not the first whistleblower to leak information to the public about government operations. Oxford-based project Free Speech Debate interviewed several former intelligence professionals and whistleblowers who discussed reasons for and against going public with sensitive information.

19 June 2012

“Bloggers are cultural mediators” Interview with Ivan Sigal

Ivan Sigal, Executive Director of Global Voices, spoke with Amnesty International Germany about the origins and goals of Global Voices. He explains in particular the role of bloggers in the exchange of information beyond linguistic and cultural barriers.

13 April 2010

Morocco: Formerly Jailed Blogger Bashir Hazzam Tells His Story

Blogging can lead to jail in Morocco. Bashir Hazzam learned it the hard way when in last December the authorities arrested him for reporting on the violent events that shook his usually peaceful village. In the following interview the blogger tells his story.

1 April 2010

Censorship Without Borders: A Moroccan Blogger's Experience

Naoufel Chaara is a talented Moroccan blogger. His website [Ar] has been recently nominated for the Deutsche Welle's 2010 BOBs international award in the Best Arabic Blog category. Naoufel's usually...

14 December 2009

Interview with Jacob Appelbaum from Tor

Jacob Appelbaum is a computer security consultant and developer and advocate for the Tor Project, a tool and privacy network which protects internet users’ privacy and security. At the Arab...