Meet the community of Rising Voices authors bringing you stories on citizen media outreach around the world.
RSS feed for Ahmed AwadallaAhmed Awadalla · joined 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
RSS feed for Chris MoyaChris Moya · joined 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”
RSS feed for Claire UlrichClaire Ulrich · joined 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
RSS feed for Cynthia AguilarCynthia Aguilar · joined 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.
RSS feed for dechendechen · joined 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.
RSS feed for Eddie AvilaEddie Avila · joined 2 June 2010 · 139 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.
RSS feed for Gabriela Garcia CalderonGabriela Garcia Calderon · joined 30 September 2013 · 2 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 Janet FeldmanJanet Feldman · joined 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.
RSS feed for jeremyclarkejeremyclarke · joined 1 August 2007 · 7 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 João Miguel LimaJoão Miguel Lima · joined 6 March 2013 · 1 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.
RSS feed for Juhie BhatiaJuhie Bhatia · joined 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.
RSS feed for Kofi YeboahKofi Yeboah · joined 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
RSS feed for L. FinchL. Finch · joined 22 March 2013 · 1 posts
A journalist with an ongoing love affair with the Spanish language.
RSS feed for Lakshmi SarahLakshmi Sarah · joined 8 July 2013 · 2 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.
RSS feed for Laura MorrisLaura Morris · joined 13 January 2013 · 32 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”
RSS feed for lova rakotomalalalova rakotomalala · joined 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/.
RSS feed for Luis HenriqueLuis Henrique · joined 1 May 2013 · 1 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.
RSS feed for Marianna BreytmanMarianna Breytman · joined 19 September 2013 · 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 in New York City translating posts for Global Voices and Rising Voices, obsessively listening to NPR, and learning krav maga.
RSS feed for Marie-Laure Le GuenMarie-Laure Le Guen · joined 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.
RSS feed for Maryna ReshetnyakMaryna Reshetnyak · joined 21 November 2008 · 64 posts
Maryna lives in Odessa, Ukraine. Her primary area of interests is Public health, human rights and the economy.
RSS feed for Maureen AgenaMaureen Agena · joined 16 February 2011 · 2 posts
I am a trained Citizen Journalist, new media enthusiast and trainer.
RSS feed for Rachael PetersenRachael Petersen · joined 21 June 2013 · 7 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.
RSS feed for Ramsey GeorgeRamsey George · joined 1 March 2013 · 3 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.
RSS feed for Rebekah HeacockRebekah Heacock · joined 7 July 2010 · 1 posts
Rebekah is a Lawrence, Kansas native who currently lives in New York. She writes about technology, aid & development, East African public transit and anything else that strikes her fancy at Jackfruity. She also co-directs the Technology for Transparency Network.
RSS feed for RezwanRezwan · joined 10 November 2007 · 225 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.
RSS feed for Romina OliverioRomina Oliverio · joined 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.
RSS feed for Sara MoreiraSara Moreira · joined 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.
RSS feed for SidSid · joined 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.
RSS feed for Silvia ViñasSilvia Viñas · joined 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
RSS feed for Suzanne LehnSuzanne Lehn · joined 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!
RSS feed for Thalia RahmeThalia Rahme · joined 20 June 2011 · 9 posts
A Lebanese journalist who thanks to GV is discovering social media and technology tools little by little and falling in love it, esp when realizing the Miracles it can do, like in Rising Voices case:) Follow me @Thalloula or read me in Pinkishiyat
RSS feed for the engine roomthe engine room · joined 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.
RSS feed for Thiana BiondoThiana Biondo · joined 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.
Updated 17 July 2013 0:45 GMT
Some of our Grantees
The Karen state is cautiously emerging from six decades of civil war, following a ceasefire agreement. To help monitor the situation along the Burmese/Thai border, the Karen Student Network Group will train citizen journalists to use podcasts to help tell the story of these transition period in the region's history.
Centre for Media and Democracy in Bhutan provides audio podcasting workshops to the communities of Samtse, Trongsa, Kanglung, Thimpu, and Paro to have online conversations about the country's emerging democracy.
The Indian organization Transparent Chennai is working with local fishing communities in southern Chennai to help them document land use and other space-related issues through participatory map making activities, including geo-tagged photographs made my local youth.
These are our alumni projects that are no longer being maintained by Rising Voices. Click to see a full list.
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