Solana Larsen

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

Films for Good: Social Impact Media Awards

  15 October 2013

The Social Impact Media Awards honors independent films that advance global awareness, social justice and human rights. Submit your film before January 7, 2014 to be considered among a beautiful lineup of thought-provoking films from around the world. Here are the winners from 2013.

What We Watch: YouTube Video Popularity Comparison

  25 September 2013

A new data visualization tool from the Center for Civic Media in the United States helps illustrate how popular videos spread online and between countries. Looking at the most popular videos in 61 countries, What We Watch shows which countries have the biggest overlaps in interest. Civic Media Center Director,...

Police Backup for McDonald's in Local Burger War?

  2 August 2013

McDonald's may soon be turning up the heat against angry online and offline protests against the opening of a new restaurant in the Tecoma suburb of Melbourne, Australia. Independent media website Crikey reveals leaked handwritten notes from conversations with police, allegedly by a McDonald's executive.

Composer's Ode to Turkish Protesters

  28 June 2013

German musician Davide Martello performed live during the protests in Istanbul's Taksim Square. This track is dedicated to the Soldiers of Light, the victims of this insane violence by the turkish government. Composed during the protests in Istanbul two weeks ago… live in the crowds on Taksim Square. That's how...

Global Voices at OECD Global Forum on Development

  27 March 2013

Global Voices bloggers have been commissioned to liveblog the OECD Global Forum on Development in Paris on April 4-5, 2013. Leading up to the meeting, our team is submitting posts that help serve as weekly online discussion topics.

Global Voices is Awesomely Gender-Balanced

  8 March 2013

The Guardian Data Blog shares research by J. Nathan Matias, Irene Ros and Adam Hyland for their Open Gender Tracker that shows Global Voices women have written half of all stories, almost no matter how you slice the data.

Tips On Writing About Demographics

  8 March 2013

How many people? Demographics Revealed, a new blog of the Population Reference Bureau and the Population Association of America offers advice on how to write about demographics.

Media Tips for Covering Migration

  4 March 2013

Employ more migrants as journalists, is one of several new practical recommendations (pdf) on how to better cover migration by the Global Editor's Network and the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations.

New Web Game Targets Climate Skeptics

  1 March 2013

A new web game called Reality Drop rewards users for commenting or sharing links about articles related to climate change. It was unveiled in California by former U.S. vice president and environmental activist, Al Gore.

Summer Course: Internet Advocacy

  17 February 2013

The Central European University in Budapest, Hungary is offering an intensive course in Internet Governance, Civil Society and Public Policy Advocacy on July 8-19, 2013 in partnership with the Annenberg School of Communication and Center for Democracy and Technology. Apply online before March 15.

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