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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 & Managing Editor: Georgia Popplewell
    georgiap AT globalvoices DOT org
  • Finance & Administration Director: Kat Gatewood
    katherine.gatewood AT globalvoices DOT org
  • Social Design & Technical Lead: Jer Clarke
    jer AT globalvoices DOT org
  • Rising Voices Director: Eduardo Ávila
    eddie AT globalvoices DOT org
  • Advocacy Director: Ellery Roberts Biddle
    ellery AT globalvoices DOT org
  • Lingua Manager: Mohamed ElGohary
    gohary AT globalvoices DOT org

Editorial Management

  •  News Editor: Taisa Sganzerla
    taisa DOT sganzerla AT globalvoices DOT org

Special Projects

  • 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

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

  • Brazil Editor: Fernanda Canofre
    email coming soon
  • Caribbean Editor: Janine Mendes-Franco
    janine.mendesfranco AT globalvoices DOT org
  • Central Asia, Caucasus & Turkey Editor: Chris Rickleton
    chris DOT rickleton AT globalvoices DOT org
  • Eastern & Central Europe Editor: Filip Stojanovski
    filip AT globalvoices DOT org
  • French Language Editor: Lova Rakotomalala
    lova DOT rakotomalala 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
  • Lusofone Africa Editor: Dércio Tsandzana
    dercio.tsandzana AT globalvoices DOT org
  • Latin America & Spanish Language Editor: Laura Vidal
    laura DOT vidal AT globalvoices DOT org
  • Middle East/North Africa & Arabic Language Editor: Joey Ayoub
    joey DOT ayoub AT globalvoices DOT org
  • Middle East/North Africa Editor for Advox: Afef Abrougui
    afef DOT abrougui AT globalvoices DOT org
  • North East Asia Editor & Advox Editor for China: Oiwan Lam
    oiwan DOT lam AT globalvoices DOT org
  • RuNet Echo (Russia) Editor: Alexey Kovalev
    alexey DOT kovalev 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 Community Manager: Nwachukwu Egbunike
    nwach AT globalvoices DOT org

Newsroom Sub-Editors

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

The Lingua Team

Our Lingua Team constitutes of 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.


Global Voices was 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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