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Solana Larsen · February, 2014

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 February, 2014

GV Face: Beyond Gangnam Style – Censorship and Korean Pop Music

It has been called South Korea's “greatest export.” PSY's K-pop song Gangnam style is the most watched video on YouTube. But behind the glamorous facades and big paychecks, it's not...

It's Music Freedom Day on March 3!

19 musicians killed, and 7 abducted. 18 music creators imprisoned. These are just some of the reported cases of injustice against musicians recorded by the human rights organization Freemuse in...

Help Us Test Our Website: Win a T-Shirt

Students from the University of Washington are helping us with usability testing of our new and old websites. Help us by completing a short survey -- and win!

GV Face: Venezuela Protests

What are the protests in Venezuela about? What role is citizen media playing? We talk to Global Voices author Marianne Díaz about the tumultuous situation in the country right now.

Citizen Journalists, Apply for Free Live Video Streaming

The live video streaming platform Ustream is offering citizen journalists the opportunity to apply for free pro accounts and publicity for any innovative use of video for breaking news, activism,...

Correction to Chosun Newspaper in South Korea

In an article that lists Global Voices as one of several “non-legitimate”, “foreign media websites” who “spread rumors about South Korea” abroad, South Korean pro-government newspaper Chosun falsely describes our...

What Does Civil Society Engagement Really Mean?

Is civil society really being heard by inter-governmental organizations (IGOs) such as the United Nations, World Bank, or World Trade Organization? CIVICUS, the world alliance for citizen participation, is polling...

“Another Face of Africa”: Call for Photos, Stories

A group of young volunteers from southern Germany, many of whom have lived in Africa, are calling for photos, essays, videos, blog posts or poems by locals of five major...

Last Chance to Submit Papers for Re:Publica 2014

The organizers of Re:Publica in Berlin, Germany have extended the deadline for submission of papers for speaking topics to February 7, 2014. The topic for this year's conference, which typically...

Data Journalism Awards Calling for Entries

Global Editors Network will be awarding 8 prizes in 8 categories for the most impressive work in data journalism from all over the world. A combined total of 16,000 Euros...

Apply for Development Reporting Grants

The European Journalism Centre (EJC) is calling for applications for a new round of grants for innovation in development reporting. So far the EJC have funded 28 projects worth a...

Submit Cartoons on NSA Surveillance and Win $1000

The Web We Want invites cartoonists, creatives and artists to join The Day We Fight Back on February 11, 2014 by creating an original cartoon about online surveillance and the...

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