Solana Larsen · June, 2009

I am a Danish-Puerto Rican journalist and activist, living in Berlin. I am the former Managing Editor of Global Voices (this website). Previously I worked with openDemocracy.net. On Twitter, I am @solanasaurus, and once upon a time I blogged at Solanasaurus.com.

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Latest posts by Solana Larsen from June, 2009

China, UK: Chinadialogue.net founder awarded OBE

  18 June 2009

Isabel Hilton, the founder of Chinadialogue.net, a bilingual English-Chinese website about the environment, was admitted to the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for her work promoting environmental awareness in China.

USA, Singapore: On Buying Brides with Credit Cards

  15 June 2009

The Human Trafficking blog by Amanda Kloer at Change.org in the United States declared victory on Friday in their campaign to get the credit card company Diners Club International to stop doing business with a company in Singapore that sells Vietnamese mail order brides. More than 800 people signed a petition to get Diners Club to stop making it easier to purchase women for marriage.

Denmark: #TV2Wikigate

  12 June 2009

Last month, two Danish television hosts aiming to show that the participatory online encyclopedia Wikipedia is unreliable, instead ended up defending their own credibility when it was uncovered that the errors they showed off on television had been created by someone working for the program.

USA: Saberi to Ling and Lee: “You are not alone”

  10 June 2009

Roxana Saberi, the American journalist who was imprisoned for four months in Iran, is asked by the CPJ blog what she would say to journalists Laura Ling and Euna Lee who were recently sentenced to 12 years hard labor in North Korea.

Global Voices Advocacy Wins Zemanta Blog Contest

  9 June 2009

Global Voices Advocacy won first prize in Zemanta's Blogging for a Cause competition today. More than 60 different websites were nominated, and the top 5 to receive the most votes from bloggers have each won $1200. Thanks for all the support!!

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