Meet the community of Rising Voices authors bringing you stories on citizen media outreach around the world.
Ahmed Awadallajoined 15 August 2011 · 1 posts
Egyptian Blogger and Human Rights Defender. I'm passionate about civil society and human rights. I am interested in so many things, but my main interests are health, gender and sexuality.
Author of Rebel with a Cause blog: www.rwac-egypt.blogspot.com
Aishoolajoined 28 October 2014 · 1 posts
Ana María Acostajoined 9 October 2014 · 1 posts
andreaarzabajoined 11 September 2013 · 1 posts
Multimedia journalist. World wanderer. Interested in development, environment, world affairs, culture and travelling.
Anna Luisa Daigneaultjoined 22 February 2014 · 1 posts
Anna Luisa Daigneault is Development Officer & Latin America Projects Coordinator at Living Tongues Institute for Endangered Languages.
Betsy Galbreathjoined 2 May 2014 · 1 posts
Boukary Konatéjoined 14 April 2011 · 1 posts
Teacher, blogger, and translator in English, French and Bambara at www.fasokan.com, webmaster, trainer in blogging and social networks, and promotor of the Internet in rural settings. On twitter @fakosan.
Chris Moyajoined 5 September 2013 · 1 posts
Free software developer and advocate of freedom of expression on the Internet.
“If a person can change another's view, one person can change the world”
Claire Ulrichjoined 9 September 2011 · 3 posts
Editor of Global Voices in French, based in Paris, France, with my ear to the African ground. I tweet at @claireInParis
Cynthia Aguilarjoined 11 July 2012 · 1 posts
Graduate student in Latin American Spanish dialectology. Some of my interests include Indigenous languages of the Americas and language preservation. My area of focus is the Uto-Aztecan language family.
Danica Radovanovicjoined 27 December 2013 · 1 posts
Internet researcher and social media consultant. Professional activities: social web innovation & collaboration, project management, R&D, providing consulting and training to both the government and non-government sectors internationally.
Personal website www.danicar.org. Follow @DanicaR on Twitter.
dariyajoined 7 July 2014 · 2 posts
I'm girl activist. I'm fighting for equality
between girls and boys, for world without violence,
hate, injustice and discrimination.
David Escalantejoined 8 July 2014 · 1 posts
David Sasakijoined 11 July 2007 · 132 posts
Director of Outreach, Global Voices
dechenjoined 15 July 2013 · 1 posts
UK born Tibetan, educated in London and has lived in Berlin and Beijing. Monitoring Tibetan websites and blogs in Tibetan, Chinese and English.
Diana Coelhojoined 17 December 2013 · 1 posts
My name is Diana Coelho, a graduate in Foreign Languages (English, Spanish, Portuguese) and I'm a Portuguese freelance translator living in Sydney.
I'm currently starting my career out as a translator and so that I've been helping Global Voices and other NGOs with my translation skills!
Helping Global Voices and NGOs have been a rewarding experience, because while I'm translating their articles and documents I realise their efforts protecting Human Rights and so building a better world up with the generosity and willingness of people!
I'm sure working within Global Voices team will be a good opportunity to keep building bridges and share its mission especially for those who speak Portuguese!
Diego Villegasjoined 9 October 2014 · 1 posts
Eddie Avilajoined 2 June 2010 · 134 posts
Current Director of Rising Voices. I have also worked as Regional Editor and Spanish Language Editor for Global Voices, as well as a volunteer author for Bolivia. I have been part of GV since 2005. I was part of a team that was awarded a Rising Voices microgrant in 2007 with Voces Bolivianas. Currently based in Cochabamba, Bolivia.
Eman AbdElRahmanjoined 20 April 2010 · 6 posts
Ever Kuirujoined 9 October 2014 · 1 posts
Fernando Caríasjoined 9 October 2014 · 1 posts
Francois-Xavier Adajoined 11 November 2013 · 3 posts
Gira Emmanueljoined 8 July 2014 · 3 posts
Gwenaelle Lefeuvrejoined 23 July 2014 · 1 posts
Harry Hoguejoined 25 October 2013 · 1 posts
Heather Fordjoined 4 March 2009 · 1 posts
Hope Hervillajoined 7 July 2014 · 3 posts
Israel Quicjoined 7 July 2014 · 3 posts
Ivan Sigaljoined 21 May 2010 · 1 posts
Janet Feldmanjoined 27 November 2010 · 4 posts
Janet Feldman is founder/director of two HIV/AIDS-related nonprofits, one the international branch of a Kenyan HIV/AIDS and development organization, KAIPPG (http://www.kaippg.org) , and the other an international arts coalition called ActALIVE (http://www.actalive.org), whose 300 members in 30 countries use the arts and media to address HIV/AIDS and the MDGs.
She is an editor of the arts and development e-journal, art'ishake (http://www.art4development.net); Co-Founder and Advisory Board member of the Global Youth Coalition on HIV/AIDS (http://www.gyca.org); and co-creator of PotoFanm+Fi (http://www.potofanm.org), an international solidarity movement in support of women and groups in Haiti.
Janet is the author of “Blogging Positively,” a guide to citizen media addressing issues related to HIV/AIDS (http://rising.globalvoicesonline.org/guides).
She has a background in arts, history, and international relations, with special focus on international conflict-resolution; is a trained mediator; collage artist; and a social-change activist.
João Miguel Limajoined 6 March 2013 · 2 posts
Sociology student and lover of good stories and zines. I translate and write for Global Voices in Portuguese, and I'm based in Fortaleza, Brazil.
Jorge Canojoined 9 October 2014 · 1 posts
Josefa Ravusojoined 8 July 2013 · 1 posts
Juhie Bhatiajoined 28 July 2008 · 15 posts
South Asian-Canadian, I am passionate about global health issues, especially as they relate to women. I've worked as a health reporter and editor for almost ten years, and have studied journalism and nutrition. I'm currently a freelance writer/editor and work as the Public Health Editor of Global Voices.
Kevin Scannelljoined 27 July 2011 · 5 posts
Kofi Yeboahjoined 8 August 2013 · 1 posts
A final year student of University of Cape Coast (UCC) studying Economics and Sociology. The Executive Director for Youth Alliance for Leadership and Development of Africa (YALDA UCC chapter), blogger and a member of a vibrant youth organisation in Ghana called Barcamp Ghana.I have been selected to be a part of a panel of bloggers and social media savvies on “The Stream”- Aljazeera for a discussion on the effect of social media on the Ghanaian 2012 election. I am currently working as a Freelance Social Media and Contributor Engagement Manager for www.iq4news.com
L. Finchjoined 22 March 2013 · 2 posts
A journalist with an ongoing love affair with the Spanish language.
Lakshmi Sarahjoined 8 July 2013 · 5 posts
Born and raised in California, Lakshmi is a journalist and educator currently based in the San Francisco Bay Area. 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 a teacher and freelance writer/researcher.
Laura Morrisjoined 13 January 2013 · 74 posts
Rising Voices editor, radio features producer, photographer. Interests include storytelling, the politics behind photography, and terrariums. Originally from New York, she is currently based in Paris, France. Tweets @zigzagrailroad and on soundcloud as “midden productions”
lova rakotomalalajoined 28 January 2008 · 2 posts
Currently the editor of the Francophone region for Global Voices, I am a researcher in biomedical engineering and consultant in Global Health. Raised in Madagascar, I have a strong interest in international development and digital media as a tool to promote social change and transparency in the developing world. I am currently attending the Woodrow Wilson School of International Affairs and Public Policy at Princeton U to further that specific interest. I am also part of the core team of the Foko, an NGO driven to promote the online exposure of social grassroots projects based in Madagascar. I can also be found at twitter.com/lrakoto and on my personal blog, http://rakotomalala.blogspot.fr/.
Luis Henriquejoined 1 May 2013 · 2 posts
Brazilian, born in Curitiba, graduated in Social Communication (Advertising), I live in Brasilia and love to stare at the sky in this town. I like to learn about global issues and get to know some great ideas. I feed on music and books during the day, theatre and movies at night. I dream of a home sweet home with wi-fi, a dog and a pool. For the moment, I research this turbulent world while pursuing my place in it.
Lysbeth Jongbloed-Faberjoined 5 May 2014 · 1 posts
Born and raised in Fryslân, a bilingual province of the Netherlands. Lived and worked on three continents and has learned to speak and understand seven languages. Currently back to her roots and researching language use on social media by bilingual Frisians at the Fryske Akademy in Leeuwarden, Fryslân, in the Netherlands.
Mansoor Fassihijoined 8 July 2013 · 1 posts
Mariana Santosjoined 9 July 2013 · 1 posts
Marianna Breytmanjoined 19 September 2013 · 4 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 in New York City translating posts for Global Voices and Rising Voices, obsessively listening to NPR, and learning krav maga.
Marie-Laure Le Guenjoined 30 July 2012 · 2 posts
For a girl with a passion for words and language(s), it was only natural to fall in love with Africa. I am based in Nairobi (Kenya) where I spend much of my spare time exploring issues related to African languages in contemporary society.
When I am not sharing thoughts on my blog , I can be found translating for the French edition of Global Voices Online.
Maryna Reshetnyakjoined 21 November 2008 · 64 posts
Maryna lives in Odessa, Ukraine. Her primary area of interests is Public health, human rights and the economy.
Masha Egupovajoined 11 November 2013 · 1 posts
Maureen Agenajoined 16 February 2011 · 2 posts
I am a trained Citizen Journalist, new media enthusiast and trainer.
Melaina Spitzerjoined 26 July 2011 · 1 posts
Miouxjoined 8 July 2014 · 2 posts
My name is Valita Mi'oux'sah (Mihusa) Stabler. I am a member of the UmoNhoN Nation. Our tribal lands are located in northeast Nebraska (central USA) along the banks of the Missouri River. I am a proud mother, inspiring artist and a dedicated cultural advocate constantly searching for the answers.
For the past decade, my endeavors have been geared towards the revitalization of traditional languages through the use of new media. I have traveled to the other side of the world to do so, but my current efforts are focused strictly on my own UmoNhoN language.
mongjoined 14 March 2014 · 1 posts
filipino blogger, southeast asia enthusiast, activist
Noha Atefjoined 17 June 2010 · 5 posts
Orsolya Jeneijoined 19 June 2013 · 2 posts
Peter Bloomjoined 8 July 2013 · 2 posts
Post-Conflict Research Center (PCRC)joined 8 July 2014 · 3 posts
PCRC’s mission is to cultivate an environment for sustainable peace in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) and the greater Balkans region using creative multimedia projects that foster tolerance, moral courage, mutual understanding, and positive change.
In addition to developing our own unique projects, we leverage our expertise to act as independent consultants for local and international groups and actors, including journalists, photographers, researchers, filmmakers, non-governmental organizations, educational institutions and others who are interested in carrying out projects that contribute to a brighter future for this country and the region.
By building a web of relationships, we intend to establish a network that empowers BiH’s internal resources for peacebuilding while helping to maximize contributions made by the international community.
Rachael Petersenjoined 21 June 2013 · 9 posts
Rachael Petersen is a 2012-2013 Thomas J. Watson Fellow investigating indigenous peoples’ use of technology as a tool to further their rights in five different regions: the Canadian Arctic, the Ecuadorian and Brazilian Amazon, Borneo Malaysia and the Australian Outback. She is also an author for Global Voices. Follow her research and travels at www.globalnativenetworks.com.
Ramana Sornjoined 8 July 2014 · 2 posts
Ramsey Georgejoined 1 March 2013 · 2 posts
Ramsey George is a founding member of 7iber.com where he works with online and offline communities around the Middle East to create spaces for critical conversations and community building. For Ramsey, new media is a powerful tool for bringing people together in order to positively contribute to society. Living in Amman, Jordan, Ramsey has a B.S. in rhetoric and communication and an M.S. in technical communication.
Rebekah Heacockjoined 7 July 2010 · 1 posts
Rezwanjoined 10 November 2007 · 227 posts
I am from Dhaka, Bangladesh and I have been bridgeblogging the Bangladeshi and South Asian Blogosphere in Global Voices since 2005. Social Media is my passion. I like to follow the groundbreaking outreach projects of Rising Voices and write about them.
Rising Voicesjoined 23 November 2012 · 42 posts
Romina Oliveriojoined 14 January 2011 · 4 posts
Based in Toronto, Romina has experience in online volunteering management, online strategies and social media. She has worked with Nabuur.com as their online communities manager and volunteer coordinator, and has contributed to the coordination of social media campaigns including 350.org, Amnesty International, and Social Action's Change the Web.
RV at Kiberajoined 7 July 2012 · 7 posts
Sara Moreirajoined 1 July 2011 · 3 posts
IT Engineer focused on web based projects and e-learning platforms. Worked as a teacher of IT in East Timor. That experience triggered a strong will to exclusively work on “stuff that really matter”: founded Moving Cause, aiming to promote social entrepreneurship initiatives.
Is mainly interested on New Media, Communication and Information Technologies for development, digital inclusion and social transformation.
Sarah Hassanjoined 7 July 2014 · 3 posts
Hi! I'm a communications professional based in Pakistan. Working with a dedicated group of digital media entrepreneurs, we set up jalaibi.com to show case the better side of Pakistan which received the RV grant in 2014. Currently, I'm the managing editor for the website.
Seydi Camarajoined 7 July 2014 · 1 posts
Sidjoined 3 May 2011 · 1 posts
I am a geo-spatial analyst and researcher in urban studies and New Media. I am interested in citizen cartography, the politics of urbanization in cities of the Global South, the politics of data, participatory development and urban ecology. I am also interested in social entrepreneurship in the field of New Media.
Silvia Viñasjoined 29 May 2012 · 3 posts
Regional Editor, Latin America
Uruguayan-Spanish journalist, editor, and blogger. Currently living in Chile, tweeting in English and Spanish under @silviavinas, and blogging here: silviavinas.com
Sol del Carpiojoined 8 July 2013 · 1 posts
Solana Yomajoined 28 July 2014 · 1 posts
Sopheap Chakjoined 20 August 2014 · 1 posts
Suzanne Lehnjoined 8 April 2013 · 2 posts
I am the editor-in-second of Global Voices in French, and used to work in local civil service. Now retired, I'm free for my all-time passions : news, languages, plus everything Internet!
the engine roomjoined 22 July 2013 · 5 posts
the engine room is an organisation committed to enhancing the work of others, through their projects like the Social Tech Census. We use research and networks to close gaps between advocates, strategies, resources and technology. Follow us on twitter @engnroom.
Thiana Biondojoined 18 November 2013 · 1 posts
Having graduated from the Federal University of Bahia in Communication-Journalism, I finished my MA in International Relations at the University of Sussex, England, in 2012. I'm interested in the subjects of ‘development', post-colonialism and identity. I love narratives in all different formats and I'm addicted to storytelling.
Tiago Millerjoined 7 January 2014 · 1 posts
Tomás Huancajoined 2 October 2014 · 1 posts
Veronica Khokhlovajoined 21 November 2008 · 1 posts
Victoria Robertsonjoined 5 June 2014 · 1 posts
Freelance writer and translator raising three kids to be better citizens of the world.
Yásnaya Aguilar Giljoined 4 February 2014 · 1 posts
She holds a degree in Hispanic Language and Literature and pursued a Linguistics Master's at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). She is a native speaker of southern mixe alto (ayuujk). Her work focuses on the study and sharing of the linguistic diversity in Mexico and of endangered languages.
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