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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

6 December 2016

Sleeping or Dead – Part 5: This Farce Called a Homeland

The Bridge

"You’re lucky, as some were transferred out today, before we had shifts for standing and sitting....we are managing by squatting and sleeping on each others’ shoulders.”

29 November 2016

Today is #GivingTuesday—Donate to Global Voices

The events of this year remind us that the work of building bridges of understanding and of safeguarding basic rights is never done. Please donate to Global Voices this #GivingTuesday.

14 November 2016

Dear Young Progressive Annoyed About the Trump Victory…

The Bridge

"Is it such a terrible thing that the other half of the country should have the right to to have a government it favors in power?"

12 November 2016

Decision 2016: Assessing the Damage

The Bridge

"The political gains made under Obama will likely be reversed, as Trump has promised to repeal the accord with Cuba and renegotiate trade treaties which would affect" Latin American nations.

13 October 2016

On Uber's Arrival in Its Smallest Country to Date

The Bridge

"How will Uber fare in tiny Trinidad and Tobago? Will it “change life”, as the headline of one article has suggested?"

Cuban Journalist Elaine Diaz and Colleagues Arrested For Reporting on Hurricane Matthew “Without a Permit”

Global Voices Advocacy

Diaz confirmed late in the evening on October 12 that she and colleagues were released from police custody and returning to Havana.

8 July 2016

One Twitter User's Frame-by-Frame Analysis of the Dallas Shooting Media Coverage

The Bridge

"Think critically about what is reported and how it's being said. More importantly, look for what's being left off the page and why."

21 June 2016

Global Voices Is Looking for a Passionate Editor to Lead Our Middle East Coverage

We're looking for a Middle East editor for our virtual newsroom. If you're a multilingual expert on the region who values justice, equality and international friendships, this might be you.

22 April 2016

In the Lead-Up to Trinidad and Tobago's Bocas Lit Fest, a Valediction for a Writer We Should Have Known Better

The Bridge

Trinidadian writer Irma Rambaran died In February, the scale and scope of her talent largely unknown. A pre-festival event at the Bocas Lit Fest begins the process of remedying that.

25 February 2016

Prize-Winning Novelist's Facebook ‘Joke About White Guys’ Is Gone—and Back—in Less Than 24 Hours

The Bridge

Facebook's notorious "Community Standards" strike again. The victim in question: popular Jamaican novelist Marlon James.

1 December 2015

Today is #Giving Tuesday—Donate to Global Voices

To stay independent and sustainable, we depend on the generous support of friends and readers. Please consider donating to Global Voices this #GivingTuesday.

18 September 2015

Goodbye, “Online.” Hello, HTTPS!

For 10 years we lived with a domain name that didn't quite fit. How we changed that—and implemented site-wide, always-on HTTPS in the process—is a story of love and war.

27 July 2015

How To Miss A Coup d'Etat

The Bridge

The July 27, 1990 attempted coup is Trinidad and Tobago's "Where were you when JFK was shot?" moment. But what if you weren't in the country at the time?

22 April 2015

Ellery Biddle is Global Voices’ New Advocacy Director

Global Voices Advocacy

Announcing Global Voices' new Advocacy Director!

11 February 2015

From the Global Voices 2015 Summit, Moving Onward and Upward

Perhaps we weren't visible from space, like the Great Wall of China. But fortunately the drone-mounted camera that filmed us in front of Cebu City’s grand Provincial Capitol building on...

11 December 2014

Happy 10th Birthday, Global Voices!

Global Voices is 10 years old today. Let the celebrations continue!

9 December 2014

Global Voices Citizen Media Summit 2015: Countdown to the Philippines!

Over 60 countries will be represented at the Global Voices Citizen Media Summit 2015. Join us in Cebu City, Philippines on January 24-25!

5 December 2014

This Is What Global Voices Would Look Like Without Our Volunteers

On this International Volunteers Day, we honour the hundreds of Global Voices volunteers who work hard to keep us informed about under-covered stories in their particular corners of the globe.

28 October 2014

Register Now for the Global Voices Summit 2015: January 24-25 in Cebu, Philippines!

Register today for the Global Voices 2015 Summit in Cebu City, Philippines, a gathering of the most innovative and inspiring digital activist and citizen media communities from around the world.

Our work building bridges across cultures, languages and perspectives is more urgent than ever before.

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