I'm Global Voices’ executive director, since the middle of 2008. Prior to working with GV, I spent 10 years working in media development in the former Soviet Union and Asia, supporting and training journalists and working on media co-productions. I'm also a photographer, and have worked and traveled in 80 countries. In 2012 I published White Road, a chronicle of travel in Central Asia. I'm a fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society, where I study digital storytelling and online communities. My personal website is ivansigal.net, and I speak Russian, manage in German, have forgotten Slovak and Czech, and can make it home in Thai.
Latest posts by Ivan Sigal
3 December 2014
The Zone9 case proves that in Ethiopia, international human rights standards -- and even national law -- are employed or ignored as political powers please.
22 July 2014
Global Voices takes to another level the idea that journalism is not only about information but about conversation, says Juanita Leon, Global Voices' newest board member.
22 May 2014
If you're reading this on the Global Voices web site, you probably find things look a little different. We're thrilled to unveil the new, improved Global Voices site.
26 December 2013
On the anniversary of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, Ivan Sigal visits memorials of the disaster in Banda Aceh, Indonesia, and finds prophesies of our future.
22 October 2013
23 September 2013
4 September 2013
"Global Voices is the first stop for anyone who wants to understand the issues affecting different societies from within," says Internet entrepreneur Mohamed Nanabhay, Global Voices' newest board member.
2 July 2013
Two compilations of video shot by Syrian citizens of the ongoing conflict. These videos highlight details and moments of life during wartime, showing sensations, sounds, and stories as well as...
16 January 2013
Global Voices is very pleased to announce that Sue Gardner, Executive Director of the Wikimedia Foundation, has joined the board of Global Voices. Sue brings to Global Voices a...
31 December 2012
22 October 2012
Global Voices is seeking an Advocacy Editor to manage its online freedom of expression content. Global Voices Advocacy seeks to build a global anti-censorship network of citizen media and online...
17 October 2012
We're very excited to announce that Hisham Almiraat, a long-time member of the Global Voices community, is the new Director of Global Voices Advocacy.
25 July 2012
Global Voices seeks an Advocacy Director to run its online freedom of expression initiatives. Global Voices Advocacy seeks to build a global anti-censorship network of citizen media and online activists throughout...
16 May 2012
Global Voices is seeking a part-time Contributing Editor to support our coverage of Russian citizen media, as part of our RuNet Echo project. The project provides comprehensive and deep reporting...
7 March 2012
Global Voices (GV) is seeking a part-time Editor to oversee our ongoing coverage of Chinese-language citizen media. The Editor will direct the Chinese-language coverage and recruit and coordinate volunteer contributions....
Global Voices (GV) is seeking a part-time Editor to oversee our ongoing coverage of Central Asia. The Editor will direct the Central Asian coverage and recruit and coordinate volunteer contributions....
17 January 2012
Ignoring the warnings of citizens and technologists, United States lawmakers are considering two bills, the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the Protect IP Act (PIPA), that are a real...
22 September 2011
Global Voices seeks a Finance and Administration Manager to support our operations on a daily basis. To express your interest, please send a cover letter and CV to “job AT...
17 February 2011
This post is part of our special coverage of Bahrain Protests 2011. Eyewitness and amplified reports on Twitter are coming in fast about the pre-dawn raid on protesters at Bahrain's...
28 January 2011
The Egyptian government's shutdown of the Internet and closures of cell phone networks has significantly curtailed information flows, but people have found creative ways to get information out.