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Georgia Popplewell

I'm Global Voices’ Managing Director. I'm a media producer and writer from Trinidad and Tobago. I've worked in independent media in the Caribbean and elsewhere since 1989, covering areas such as culture, music, film and sport. I started my media career at the pioneering Trinidad and Tobago television production company Banyan, and am a founding member of Earth Television. In 2005, I started Caribbean Free Radio, the Caribbean’s first podcast. Special fan of: books, bicycling, photography, jazz, travel, swimming, architecture, justice for all humans beings.

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Latest posts by Georgia Popplewell

19 June 2019

Public pressure forces Trinidad & Tobago government to drop amendment to Freedom of Information Act

"...people should be very proud of a democracy that obviously is quite healthy—that civil society came together quickly and comprehensively as it did, and that government was sufficiently responsive."

15 June 2019

Visas now required for Venezuelans as Trinidad and Tobago concludes migrant registration process

A group of protestors outside a registration centre in the nation's capital called for the "closure of the borders" of the twin-island nation.

5 June 2019

Tiananmen commemorations: an inconvenient truth for Beijing, a dire warning for Hong Kong and Taiwan

As many witnesses and activists asked: when will Beijing finally acknowledge historical facts? When will it apologize to the families of the victims?

15 May 2019

Global Voices is seeking an Advocacy Director

Global Voices is seeking an Advocacy Director to guide our reporting, activism and research on freedom of expression and the digital rights field.

1 May 2019

Announcing the Global Voices Asia Pacific Citizen Media Summit: Join us in Taipei, Taiwan on June 2!

The Summit will address new techno-political challenges and their implications for internet rights and activism, digital security and privacy, digital inclusion and development.

22 March 2019

Violence tiptoes in on jokes, stereotypes, and lies — and catches us by surprise

The Bridge

Yeah, I'm angry. And scared. About racism. Our future. The Netherlands.

12 February 2019

Venezuela's humanitarian crisis puts Trinidad and Tobago's refugee policy under the microscope

Venezuelans fleeing their country have been seeking refuge in Trinidad and Tobago in increasing numbers, but the country is yet to get its act together to deal with the influx.

7 February 2019

Foreign Policy's Venezuela “Global Scorecard” map wrongly lumps Caribbean nations with Russia and China

This might be flattering geopolitically, but it doesn't reflect the reality.

6 February 2019

Caribbean nations determined to have a say on Venezuela

"But what happens in Venezuela is of extreme geopolitical importance to the Caribbean region, and CARICOM has been flexing its muscles lately."

29 January 2019

Divided they stand: Caribbean nations take sides on Venezuela

Maduro reportedly told members of the diplomatic corps that he had spoken to CARICOM leaders and was "open to mediation talks in 'Trinidad and Tobago or wherever'. . .

25 January 2019

Caribbean nations hesitate to recognise Venezuela's Guaidó

"If the regional powers break Venezuela, guess who picks up the pieces? Neighbouring countries, that's who."

28 December 2018

Support Global Voices today!

Our work is proof that that human connections across lines of difference can change how people understand the world.

27 November 2018

Donate to Global Voices—help us keep connecting the world

Our work over the past 13 years is proof that that human connections across lines of difference can change how people understand the world. Support us by donating today!

17 August 2018

Global Voices is seeking a Managing Editor

We are seeking candidates with experience working in a multicultural newsroom environment, conceptualizing editorial products, managing a globally distributed team, and fundraising.

30 July 2018

What were Global Voices’ readers up to last week?

During the week of July 23-29, 2018, our stories and translations attracted readers from 186 countries. Number 14 on the list? Peru. And number 143? Solomon Islands.

22 December 2017

At Global Voices, We’re All Over the Place—Help Us Keep it That Way

Donations to our organisation help this worldwide community report stories that forge deep connections across cultures, languages and differences of opinion.

22 November 2017

Donate to Global Voices—Help Us Keep Connecting the World

Our work over the past 12 years is proof that that human connections across lines of difference can change how people understand the world. Support us by donating today!

30 October 2017

Global Voices Summit 2017: Countdown to Sri Lanka!

Over 50 countries will be represented at the Global Voices Summit 2017. Join us in Colombo, Sri Lanka on December 2-3!

16 August 2017

Register Now for the Global Voices Summit 2017: December 2-3 in Colombo, Sri Lanka!

The GV Summit 2017 is open for registration! Join us in Colombo to discuss the evolving state of the open Internet, online civic movements and rights in the digital age.

16 June 2017

Announcing the 2017 Global Voices Summit: Join us in Colombo, Sri Lanka on December 2-3!

This year's Summit will analyze challenges to the open internet, looking at questions of open architecture and conditions for safe and free expression in an environment of increasing threat.

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