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Solana Larsen

I am a Danish-Puerto Rican journalist and activist, living in Berlin. I am the former Managing Editor of Global Voices (this website). Previously I worked with openDemocracy.net. On Twitter, I am @solanasaurus, and once upon a time I blogged at Solanasaurus.com.

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22 May 2014

GV Face: People Powered Flood Relief in Serbia

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This week we talk to friends in Serbia involved in relief efforts. What are next steps for citizens and government? And why is social media under threat?

9 May 2014

GV Face: Taiwan's Sunflower Protests

Is the movement to defend democracy in Taiwan itself democratic? We talk to Global Voices contributors in Taiwan about the protests and the prospects for continued autonomy from China.

2 May 2014

GV Face: Too “Asian” to Evacuate? South Korea's Ferry Tragedy and Culture Blaming

GV Face

Stubborn stereotypes about South Koreans prevail in much of the reporting on a capsized ferry that led to the deaths of more than 200 young people. Were they too "obedient"?

25 April 2014

GV Face: Live from the Internet World Cup

GV Face

Do we have a new roadmap for global internet governance? This week's hangout is from the Net Mundial conference in São Paulo, Brazil.

4 April 2014

GV Face: The USA's Secret “Cuban Twitter”

GV Face

A secret US plan to support regime change in Cuba with a Twitter-like messaging service called ZunZuneo has now come under the spotlight with news reports that thousands of Cubans...

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UNESCO Mapping World Press Freedom Day Events

19 March 2014

Flipboard Adds Global Voices to Local Content Guides

Starting this month, Global Voices (in different languages) will be recommended to the millions of people who use an app called Flipboard on their tablets and smartphones.

11 March 2014

Captive Saudi Princesses Speak Out on Twitter

It's the stuff of fairytales for princesses to be locked in towers, but in today's Saudi Arabia, four princesses say they have been held against their will for 13 years.

7 March 2014

GV Face: What's Next for Ukraine?

GV Face

What's next for the #Euromaidan movement? Protests and bloodshed led to the fall of a corrupt president. But now, as Russia looms with military might and Crimea considers succession, there...

6 March 2014

Global Voices Partners With Refugees United

We're proud to assist Refugees United with translation and local advice as they help families who have lost each other reconnect online.

28 February 2014

GV Face: Beyond Gangnam Style – Censorship and Korean Pop Music

GV Face

It has been called South Korea's “greatest export.” PSY's K-pop song Gangnam style is the most watched video on YouTube. But behind the glamorous facades and big paychecks, it's not...

24 February 2014

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