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Ivan Sigal

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 currently also a Fellow in Digital Studies at the U.S. Library of Congress, and a former fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society, where I studied 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.

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Latest posts by Ivan Sigal

2 July 2013

Light Weapons: Moving Pictures From Syria

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

Wikimedia's Sue Gardner Joins Global Voices Board

  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

Celebrating 2012 with Global Voices

As the year draws to a close, we’d like to express our gratitude for the hard work, creativity and care of so many in the Global Voices community. 2012 has...

22 October 2012

Global Voices Seeks Advocacy Editor

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

Global Voices Introduces New Advocacy Director, Hisham Almiraat

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 Advocacy Director

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 Seeks Contributing Editor for RuNet Echo Project

RuNet Echo

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 Seeks Chinese-language Editor

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 seeks Central Asia Editor

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

U.S. Bills Could Threaten the Global Internet

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 Administration and Finance Manager

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

Bahrain: News on Pearl Roundabout Crackdown Flows

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

Egypt: Information getting out despite information blackout

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.

27 January 2011

Egypt: Twittering from the Rooftops

The Egyptian Twittersphere on #jan25 is thick with stories of the ongoing unrest. For observers, the rooftops have become a favored vantage. Ivan Sigal shares this bird's eye view of...

3 December 2010

Russia: “Help Map” Wins Runet Award

RuNet Echo

Runet Echo Editors Grisha Asmolov and Alexey Sidorenko win Russia's prestigious Runet Award 2010 in the category "State and Society."

21 May 2010

Hiring: Global Voices Seeks Director for Rising Voices

Global Voices seeks a Program Director for its Rising Voices citizen media training and outreach initiative. To express your interest, please send a cover letter and CV by no later...

7 May 2010

Announcing the Winners of the Breaking Borders Award

Honoring those who are working to advance free expression on the Internet, Google and Global Voices today have announced  the first winners of the Breaking Borders Award. The awards, supported...

4 May 2010

Pakistan: Internet and the challenge of language

The Future of ICT for Development

This post is part of our special coverage Languages and the Internet. Pakistan today would seem primed for rapid growth in internet use. The country has had explosive growth of...

8 March 2010

SuperPower: BBC and Global Voices

A joint project between Global Voices and BBC News as part of the BBC's SuperPower season begins today. For two weeks, we'll be adding citizen media links within BBC news...

10 February 2010

Breaking Borders award at the GV Summit 2010

The Breaking Borders Award is a new prize created by Google and Global Voices and supported by Thomson Reuters to honor outstanding web projects initiated by individuals or groups that...