Solana Larsen · May, 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 May, 2014

A 5-Minute Video Could Be Your Ticket to New York

  14 May 2014

The United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) invites young people under the age of 25 to submit original 5-minute videos on migration, diversity and social inclusion to the Plural+2014 film festival. Three winning videos will receive $1000 and the makers will be invited to New York City to attend an...

Does This Sexist, Violent Video Make You Want to Vote?

  13 May 2014

Denmark's government has officially retracted a violent and pornographic animated video [warning: graphic] that was created to encourage young people to vote in the European Parliament elections this month. The viral video featuring the fictional character “Voteman” was defended by the Speaker of the Danish Parliament, Mogens Lykketoft, this week...

GV Face: Taiwan's Sunflower Protests

  9 May 2014

Is the movement to defend democracy in Taiwan itself democratic? We talk to Global Voices contributors in Taiwan about the protests and the prospects for continued autonomy from China.

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