Latest posts by Ellery Roberts Biddle
7 April 2014
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
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
The United States' longest-running folk festival is a dizzying array of bright colors, sequins, feathers—and racist stereotypes.
18 December 2013
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
Countries, borders, and nationalities remain dominant and important in many ways, but they don't feel as sharply defined or as binding as before.
12 October 2013
Garro is a member of the controversial Damas de Blanco, a group of women advocating for the release of political prisoners in Cuba.
20 August 2013
Fidel Castro has held an almost mythical status for leftist revolutionary movements around the world for decades. Cuba's former president just turned 87.
30 March 2013
The car accident that killed leading democracy advocate Oswaldo Payá has been shrouded in mystery and misinformation since it happened in eastern Cuba last July. Angel Carromero, the Spanish politician...
24 February 2013
Acclaimed Cuban blogger Yoani Sánchez left Cuba this past Sunday for the first time since 2004. Sánchez will visit and speak at universities, NGOs and government forums in Europe, Latin...
5 December 2012
Antonio Rodiles, curator of the independent scholarly forum Estado de SATS, was released in Havana last Wednesday after enduring over three weeks of detention. Rodiles was arrested on November 7,...