Solana Larsen · September, 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 September, 2011

Global: Interview on NATO's Evolution

  24 September 2011

We Magazine‘s Ulrike Reinhard interviews NATO's Deputy Assistant Secretary General for Public Diplomacy, Dr. Stefanie Babst on video about the “we” in their work, and how NATO has evolved over time as an organization – touching on globalization, gender equality, multi-national defense spending, political leadership and communication.

Nigeria: Does Terrorism Pay Better Than Farming?

  19 September 2011

Activista Blogger, David Habba in Nigeria struck up conversation with a student from the University of Agriculture in Makurdi, who no longer feels financially motivated to enter the agricultural sector. “Someone must grow the food and who says it must be me?”

Kenya: “One of Africa's Biggest Slums is My Home”

  12 September 2011

On the ActionAid blog Bollocks to Poverty, citizen journalist and Activista blogger Collins Odhiambo explains what it's like to come from one of Africa's largest slums, Kibera in Nairobi, Kenya. “Just because I’m from Kibera doesn’t mean I’m lesser,” he writes.

Denmark: No Voting Rights for Danes Abroad

  11 September 2011

Since many Danish citizens living abroad are not eligible to vote in the upcoming election in Denmark on September 15, 2011 the Danes Abroad Business Group Online (DAGBO) hosted an informal online election poll for their members. Seventy percent of those questioned said loss of voting rights negatively affects their...

USA: Amnesty Campaign to Save Death Row Inmate Troy Davis

  11 September 2011

Amnesty International has launched an online campaign to save death row inmate Troy Davis in Georgia, USA from execution. Nearly 20 years since his conviction, the case against him “has fallen apart” says Amnesty. See online petition, videos, a recorded phone call with Davis, and more.

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