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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

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.

29 December 2016

What We're Wishing for in 2017

Please consider making a donation to help us continue to combat the forces of hatred and intolerance that threaten to make our world a more dangerous place.

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

Uber Lands in Trinidad, 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...

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