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Ellery Roberts Biddle

I am the editor of Global Voices Advocacy and a long-time member of the Global Voices community. Born and raised in Philadelphia, I now live in San Francisco, where I devote most of my time to thinking and writing about free expression and privacy online and the politics of Internet use in Cuba. Check out my blog half-wired, or follow me on Twitter.

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Latest posts by Ellery Roberts Biddle

18 July 2014

Zone 9 Bloggers Charged With Terrorism in Ethiopia

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.

4 July 2014

GV Face: Hong Kong's Citizen-Led Referendum on Voting Rights

GV Face

Learn about Hong Kong's citizen-led referendum on our live GV Face webcast with Oiwan Lam, Global Voices' China editor.

16 May 2014

GV Face: Freeing Ethiopia's Zone 9 Bloggers

GV Face

Nine bloggers and journalists -- four of them Global Voices members -- are currently being detained in Ethiopia because of their work. Learn how you can support the #FreeZone9Bloggers campaign!

12 May 2014

Join the #FreeZone9Bloggers Tweetathon on May 14

Join Global Voices bloggers for an Africa-wide tweetathon in support of the nine bloggers and journalists arrested in late April and currently being detained in Ethiopia.

7 April 2014

Spies Like US: “Fake Twitter” Violated Cubans’ Privacy Rights

The Bridge

The USAID-created "Cuban Twitter" revealed last week in an AP report stemmed from a shortsighted and condescending idea about what happens when repressed populations get their hands on communications technologies.

14 March 2014

GV Face: Happy 25th Birthday, Web!

GV Face

What's the difference between the Internet and the Web? Why is an open web so important? An all-star panel of techies and rights defenders talks it out on GV Face.

8 January 2014

Happy New Year from Philadelphia's “Drunk Racist Clown Parade”

The Bridge

The United States' longest-running folk festival is a dizzying array of bright colors, sequins, feathers—and racist stereotypes.

18 December 2013

Dozens Detained on Human Rights Day in Cuba

Global Voices Advocacy

Bloggers, punk rockers, intellectuals, dissidents, and a pair of Argentine tourists were all detained in Cuba last week, just in time for international Human Rights Day.

14 October 2013

Can This Be Home? Borderlessness & The Internet Citizen

The Bridge

Countries, borders, and nationalities remain dominant and important in many ways, but they don't feel as sharply defined or as binding as before.

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