Close

Support Global Voices

To stay independent, free, and sustainable, our community needs the help of friends and readers like you.

Donate now »

See all those languages up there? We translate Global Voices stories to make the world's citizen media available to everyone.

Learn more about Lingua Translation  »

Laura Vidal

Global Venezuelan. Latinopolitan. Doctor in Education Sciences – Researcher in informal learning, intercultural exchanges and online media.

I'm in love with many areas and I can't choose, so I cross and intercept them. I've researched on new technologies and their role in intercultural sensitivity and gender. I've also written about cultural encounters and explored the world of web literacy and online censorship. I'm also passionately interested in ‘global’ literature and hybrid identities.

My writing work has been published and shared on Global Voices, Public Radio International, IFEX, NACLA and Freemuse, among others.

Email Laura Vidal

Latest posts by Laura Vidal

24 May 2019

Journalists, YouTubers, and politicians join forces in Colombia against the killings of social leaders

Social media influencers are trying to draw attention to the struggle of leaders in rural areas to those in connected urban spaces.

2 May 2019

Venezuela's political crisis is intensifying and censorship is on the rise

Advox

Food, water and electricity are increasingly scarce, as is access to communication networks.

26 April 2019

This Argentinian project documents street art from all over Latin America

Born during the 1998-2002 Argentinian economic depression, Arte Callejero began paying attention to visual, artistic responses to the crisis.

9 April 2019

Colombian activists deliver letter about killings of social leaders to the ICC

Over 163 community leaders and activists have been murdered over the past three years in Colombia.

26 March 2019

These Colombian journalists want you to know that Pablo Escobar was no hero

"This 'hero' forced us to stay indoors, to suspect from everyone, and to react with fire and violence."

22 March 2019

Welcome to the Venezuelan internet. Luis Carlos and Naky will be your guides.

Advox

Through serious analysis and their signature wit, Luis Carlos Diaz and Naky Soto have helped a generation of us learn our digital rights.

13 March 2019

Charged with ‘instigating crimes’, journalist Luis Carlos Diaz is released in Venezuela

Advox

The Global Voices community is relieved that our colleague is safe and with his family.

12 March 2019

Journalist and human rights defender Luis Carlos Díaz detained by state security in Venezuela

Advox

After hours of silence from the authorities, Díaz was confirmed to be detained by the Bolivarian Intelligence Police (SEBIN).

7 March 2019

With hundreds of political prisoners still in jail, the Nicaraguan conflict is far from over

While 100 people were reported to be released from prison, the efforts for those who remain behind bars and denounce human rights abuses continue.

27 February 2019

Mexican women protest for their lives as kidnappings and femicides surge

More than 150 people, most of them women, have been kidnapped from Mexico City's subway system over the past four years.

15 February 2019

Venezuelans see the politics of humanitarian aid play out in online attacks

Advox

A unique and technically sophisticated attack this week targeted VoluntariosxVenezuela, an opposition-aligned humanitarian aid website.

5 February 2019

The complicated narratives of the Venezuelan conflict

"This is is not a left-wing, right-wing conflict"

26 January 2019

Reports of internet blocks and media censorship as power struggle tensions escalate in Venezuela

Advox

Internet access is being blocked intermittently and radio stations are being censored as Venezuela's political crisis intensifies.

24 January 2019

‘Nobody knows what will come next': Venezuelans rally in strongest challenge to Maduro yet

"In 2014, having the security services pull the plug on the Maduro regime was a fantasy. In 2017, it was a hope. In 2019, it’s the plan"

15 January 2019

Venezuela's crisis of political legitimacy has rocked Wikipedia — and might have led to its blocking

Advox

Venezuelan Wikipedians are at war over a question rattling the country: Who has legitimate claim to the presidency?

31 December 2018

Latin America's year of political struggle and unexpected displays of solidarity

Elections, migration, community support and social struggle. Another turn of the screw for Latin America and its people.

27 December 2018

Venezuelans shudder at news of biometric ID deal with Chinese tech giant

Advox

The Reuters report that revealed the role of Chinese company ZTE in Venezuela shook the networks but surprised just a few.

13 November 2018

Arrival of the ‘migrant caravan’ lays bare Mexico's own anti-immigration side

"Mexico has a long and proud tradition of open doors to persecuted people, in exile, or victims of violence [...] Why are there first and second class exiles and refugees?"

7 November 2018

Volunteers chronicle the lives of murdered Colombian activists in words and drawings

"Postales para la memoria" (postcards for memory) is a collaborative project in which illustrators and writers volunteer to draw portraits and write short biographies of the murdered activists.

Receive great stories from around the world directly in your inbox.

Sign up to receive the best of Global Voices!

Submitted addresses will be confirmed by email, and used only to keep you up to date about Global Voices and our mission. See our Privacy Policy for details.

Newsletter powered by Mailchimp (Privacy Policy and Terms).

* = required field
Email Frequency



No thanks, show me the site