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Solana Larsen · July, 2011

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 July, 2011

Global Voices Bloggers to Mentor Youth Activists from 10 Countries

Today we announce the names of 10 Global Voices bloggers and 11 activists who will be working together virtually over the next months as part of a new mentoring initiative...

Saudi Arabia Blocks Amnesty International's Website

Saudi Arabia has blocked access to the website of the human rights organisation Amnesty International following their leak of a draft for a new Saudi anti-terrorism law that would introduce...

Norway: Courtroom Doors Will be Closed

More than 70,000 people joined a Facebook event over the weekend advocating for the first court hearing of mass-murderer Anders Behring Breivik on Monday, July 25, 2011 to be held...

Norway: A Firsthand Account of the Massacre in Utøya

Prableen Kaur, a 23-year old local politician and youth leader from Oslo, has blogged a firsthand account of what she did to survive when a fanatic killer opened fire on...

Norway: The Online Traces of a Mass Murderer

Bloggers and journalists in Norway and abroad continue to look for any online traces of murder suspect Anders Behring Breivik in hopes that it could help explain his actions on...

Italy: Social Innovation Competition with €10,000 Prize

The EUCLID network is inviting social innovators from any country to submit entries to a competition about how to solve one of six social challenges in Naples, Italy. The winning...

Canada: “First Nation, Last Served”

Writer Mike Morey in Canada questions whether Canada's aboriginal communities will ever be rewarded with the degree of self-governance they seek.

TED Talk by Global Voices Co-Founder Rebecca MacKinnon

In a TED talk on July 12, 2011 Rebecca MacKinnon describes how the internet has become a primary communication channel between citizens and governments, but warns that there is a...

Denmark: Two Months of Rain in Two Hours

From an allotment garden in Copenhagen, Denmark, garden enthusiast and journalist Dan Larsen posts a humorously dramatic video on YouTube of extensive flooding after two months worth of rain fell...

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