Ivan Sigal

I'm Global Voices’ executive director, since the middle of 2008. Prior to working with GV, I spent 10 years working in media development in the former Soviet Union and Asia, supporting and training journalists and working on media co-productions. Much of that time I was with Internews. I'm also a photographer, and have worked and traveled in 70 countries. I speak Russian, manage in German, have forgotten Slovak and Czech, and can make it home in Thai.

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July 2, 2012

Announcing the Winners of the Breaking Borders Awards

Today, at the biannual Global Voices Citizen Media summit, we are pleased to announce the winners of the 2nd Breaking Borders Award of $10,000 each. Congratulations to Mamfakinch from Morocco and Atlatszo from Hungary.

May 18, 2012

Digital Media and Disruptive Publics: An Academic Workshop

Global Voices is announcing an open call for participation in a co-located academic workshop called “Digital Media and Disruptive Publics”, to be held together with our 2012 Summit in Nairobi, Kenya. The workshop will be held from June 29-30 and is being organized by Zeynep Tufekci.

May 10, 2012

Breaking Borders Award 2012!

We're excited to announce the second edition of the Breaking Borders Award. The award is a prize created by Google and Global Voices to honor outstanding projects that demonstrate courage, energy and resourcefulness in using the Internet to promote freedom of expression.