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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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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.

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.

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.

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!

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!

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.

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.

The Executive Order on Immigration Wants You To Think Gaining Legal Entry to the US Is Easy

In reality, it's damned hard.

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.

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.

Dear Young Progressive Annoyed About the Trump Victory…

"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?"

Decision 2016: Assessing the Damage

"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.

Uber Lands in Trinidad, Its Smallest Country to Date

"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”

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

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

"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."

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.

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

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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