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Our People

Our leadership teams are responsible for the day-to-day management and strategic vision of Global Voices. To meet our global team of volunteer contributors, click here.

Core Team

  • Executive Director: Ivan Sigal
    ivan AT globalvoices DOT org
  • Managing Director: Georgia Popplewell
    georgiap AT globalvoices DOT org
  • Finance & Administration Director: Maryalice Quinn
    maryalice.quinn AT globalvoices DOT org
  • Social Design & Technical Lead: Jer Clarke
    jer AT globalvoices DOT org
  • Managing Editor: Filip Noubel
    filip.noubel AT globalvoices DOT org
  • Rising Voices Director: Eduardo Ávila
    eddie AT globalvoices DOT org
  • Lingua Manager: Mohamed ElGohary
    gohary AT globalvoices DOT org

Editorial Management

Special Projects

  • Project and Development Manager: Alex Esenler
    alexandra DOT esenler AT globalvoices DOT org
  • Translation Services Project Manager: Marianna Breytman
    marianna AT globalvoices DOT org


  • Social Media Lead & Newsletter Editor: Nevin Thompson
    nevin DOT thompson AT globalvoices DOT org
  • Twitter Editor: Asteris Masouras
    asteris DOT masouras AT globalvoices DOT org
  • Twitter Editor: Elizabeth Rivera
    elizabeth DOT rivera AT globalvoices DOT org
  • Facebook Editor: Juke Carolina
    juke DOT carolina AT globalvoices DOT org

Newsroom Editors

Editors work with newsroom regional editors and authors to ensure that their writing is factually accurate and accessible to a global audience.

Newsroom Regional Editors

Regional editors manage and edit stories from our regional and language-based author teams.

  • Brazil Editor: Fernanda Canofre
    fernanda.canofre AT globalvoices DOT org
  • Caribbean Editor: Janine Mendes-Franco
    janine.mendesfranco AT globalvoices DOT org
  • Eastern & Central Europe Editor: Filip Stojanovski
    filip AT globalvoices DOT org
  • Eurasia Editor: Maxim Edwards
    maxim DOT edwards AT globalvoices DOT org
  • Greece Editor: Veroniki Krikoni
    veroniki DOT krikoni AT globalvoices DOT org
  • Japan Editor: Nevin Thompson
    nevin DOT thompson AT globalvoices DOT org
  • Latin America Editor: Melissa Vida
    melissa DOT vida AT globalvoices DOT org
  • Lusofone Africa Editor: Dércio Tsandzana
    dercio.tsandzana AT globalvoices DOT org
  • Middle East and North Africa Editor: Dahlia Kholaif
    dahlia.kholaif AT globalvoices DOT org
  • North East Asia Editor & Advox Editor for China: Oiwan Lam
    oiwan DOT lam AT globalvoices DOT org
  • South East Asia Editor: Mong Palatino
    mong DOT palatino AT globalvoices DOT org
  • South Asia Editor: Rezwan
    rezwan AT globalvoices DOT org
  • Sub-Saharan Africa Editor: Amanda Lichtenstein
    amanda.lichtenstein AT globalvoices DOT org
  • Sub-Saharan Africa Community Manager: Nwachukwu Egbunike
    nwach AT globalvoices DOT org

The Lingua Team

Our Lingua Team constitutes of volunteer Translation Managers and GV contributors who help in running Lingua. Lingua is where we offer GV in dozens of languages to a worldwide, multilingual audience.

  • Arabic Lingua Translation Managers:
    Mariam Abuadas & Rami Al Hames
    arabic AT globalvoices DOT org
  • Aymara Lingua Translation Manager:
    Victoria Tinta

    aymara AT globalvoices DOT org
  • Bangla Lingua Translation Manager:

    bangla AT globalvoices DOT org
  • Chinese Lingua Translation Manager:
    chinese AT globalvoices DOT org
  • Czech Lingua Translation Manager:
    Milan Ončák
    czech AT globalvoices DOT org
  • Dutch Lingua Translation Manager:
    Mieke Tulp

    dutch AT globalvoices DOT org
  • French Lingua Translation Manager:
    Laila Le Guen
    french AT globalvoices DOT org
  • Greek Lingua Translation Manager:
    Veroniki Krikoni

    greek AT globalvoices DOT org
  • German Lingua Translation Managers:
    Isabelle Poweleit & Julia Krebs 

    german AT globalvoices DOT org
  • Indonesian Lingua Translation Manager:
    Juke Carolina

    indonesian AT globalvoices DOT org
  • Italian Lingua Translation Manager:
    Marisa Petricca

    italiano AT globalvoices DOT org
  • Japanese Lingua Translation Managers:
    Kaori Kuwayama & Mitsuo Sugano

    japanese AT globalvoices DOT org
  • Macedonian Lingua Translation Manager:
    Dragan Kucirov

    macedonian AT globalvoices DOT org
  • Malagasy Lingua Translation Managers:
    Jentilisa & Avylavitra

    malagasy AT globalvoices DOT org
  • Nepali Lingua Translation Managers:
    Sanjib Chaudhary & Dilli Rai
    nepalese AT globalvoices DOT org
  • Portuguese Lingua Translation Managers:
    Esther DodoLuiza Braga

    lusofonia AT globalvoices DOT org
  • Punjabi Lingua Translation Manager:
    Satdeep Gill
    punjabi AT globalvoices DOT org
  • Romanian Lingua Translation Manager:
    Manuela Burghelea
    romanian AT globalvoices DOT org
  • Russian Lingua Translation Managers:
    Anna ShetnikovaLiudmila Tomanek & Anastasia Pestova

    russian AT globalvoices DOT org
  • Santali Lingua Translation Manager:
    Ashwani Murmu
    santali AT globalvoices DOT org
  • Spanish Lingua Translation Manager:
    Gabriela Garcia Calderon Orbe
    spanish AT globalvoices DOT org
  • Ukrainian Lingua Translation Manager:
    Olga Yaroshenko
    ukrainian AT globalvoices DOT org
  • Yorùbá Lingua Translation Manager:
    Omo Yooba
    yoruba AT globalvoices DOT org

We are looking for Translation Managers in the following languages: Albanian, Amharic, Bulgarian, Burmese, Catalan, Simplified Chinese, Danish, Farsi, Filipino, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Igbo, Khmer, Korean, Kurdish, Nubian, Odia, Pashto, Polish, Serbian, Swahili, Swedish, Tetum, Turkish and Urdu. Know and the language and interested in joining? Submit an application now!


Global Voices was co-founded in 2005 by Rebecca MacKinnon and Ethan Zuckerman, who remain members of our community and serve on the board of Stichting Global Voices.

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