I am the director of Global Voices Advocacy and a long-time member of the Global Voices community. My job is to support our community's efforts to report and advocate on Internet censorship and surveillance around the world. I currently live in Boston, where I am researching and writing about the politics of Internet use in Cuba as a fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society. Check out my blog half-wired, or follow me on Twitter.
Latest posts by Ellery Roberts Biddle
17 July 2015
In the words of a journalist who has resided in Havana since the early 1990s, "They say that when the donation is too large, even the poor become suspicious."
14 July 2015
8 July 2015
Alongside an outpouring of joy and disbelief over the bloggers' release, supporters urged each other to keep "tantrummin" until there are no more journalists jailed in Ethiopia.
27 April 2015
Global Voices marks the one-year anniversary of the arrest of Ethiopia's Zone9 bloggers with this crowd-sourced this video of support. Say it with us: #FreeZone9Bloggers!
24 April 2015
“Take the Right Side in the Struggle of the Oppressed”: A Letter to John Kerry from Kilinto Prison, Ethiopia
In a letter to John Kerry, jailed Ethiopian blogger Natnael Feleke writes: "Because of the repressive regime, the Ethiopian constitution is powerless to protect citizens from being abused."
28 February 2015
Independent media sources have alleged that authorities intervened in the girl’s case because they wanted to open the new medical center and showcase the child as their first successful case.
31 December 2014
In 2014, the Global Voices Advox team covered more stories than ever before. From Egypt to Ethiopia to Tajikistan to Turkey, our authors wrote what they saw on the ground,...
27 December 2014
"Cuba is not a computer in which you can install new software and expect it to work differently," says one prominent human rights advocate.
18 December 2014
What Wednesday's changes mean for Internet access and mobile telephony in Cuba? There are a few things we can glean from what both leaders have said—and haven’t said—so far.
17 December 2014
Cubans on both sides of the Florida Straits are overwhelmed, elated, speechless. But as both presidents noted, the embargo is codified in legislation that only the US Congress can change.
6 December 2014
Demonstrators are bringing voice to hashtags like #blacklivesmatter and #icantbreathe that have flooded social media since last week's decision to exonerate the police officer who killed Ferguson teen Michael Brown.
15 November 2014
In this video hangout, Global Voices' Mexico team and partners discuss the Ayotzinapa story and its ramifications for Mexico's political and social fabric.
20 August 2014
If the 'Right to be Forgotten' were implemented in your country, would it threaten the public interest? Global Voices editors are asking experts worldwide for their thoughts on the issue.
19 August 2014
15 August 2014
Protesters are largely unarmed and using only their voices to express their outrage at the killing of the unarmed black teenager. Police officers have responded with violent force.
4 August 2014
From Hong Kong to Islamabad to Cairo to San Francisco, allies across the globe tweeted their support for Ethiopia's Zone9 bloggers, who have been in prison for 102 days.
31 July 2014
If convicted, they will find themselves in the company of at least eighteen other journalists who have suffered the same fate. All remain in prison today.
28 July 2014
Join Global Voices bloggers for a worldwide, multilingual tweetathon in support of the ten bloggers and journalists facing terrorism charges in Ethiopia.
18 July 2014
The nine bloggers and journalists, four of them Global Voices members, have rejected the charges and are preparing a defense for their August 8 trial.