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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

Newsroom Editors

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

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 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
  • Central Asia Editor: Paolo Sorbello
    paolo DOT sorbello AT
  • Central Europe Editor: Filip Stojanovski
    filip AT globalvoices DOT org
  • Eastern Europe Editor: Tanya Lokot
    tanya DOT lokot 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
  • South Caucasus and Turkey Editor: Arzu Geybullayeva
    arzu DOT geybullayeva AT globalvoices DOT org
  • Sub-Saharan Africa Co-Editor: Njeri Wangari
    njeri.wangari AT globalvoices DOT org
  • Sub-Saharan Africa Co-Editor: 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.

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.

If you wish to get involved as an author, please fill out this form. If you would like to join our translation efforts, please use this contact form.

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