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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

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.

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?"

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