Advox is a project of Global Voices. We are a global network of bloggers and online activists dedicated to protecting freedom of expression and free access to information online. We report on threats to online speech, share tactics for defending the work and words of netizens, and support efforts to improve Internet policy and practice worldwide.
We recognize that universal human rights to free expression, access to information, and privacy are being challenged by governments, companies, and other powerful actors worldwide. With over 800 contributors in 130 countries, we believe that the Global Voices community is uniquely positioned to do something about this.
We aim to leverage our great strength – our networks, our knowledge, and the voices we seek to amplify – to make our site a central space for anyone eager to learn about emerging issues, discover advocacy efforts, and work together as new challenges emerge and old fights continue.
- Nanjala Nyabola is the director of Advox. Nanjala's work has focused on the intersection between technology, media and society. She is the author of two books, “Digital Democracy, Analogue Politics: How the Internet Era is Transforming Politics in Kenya” (Zed Books, 2018) and “Travelling While Black: Essays Inspired by a Life on the Move” (Hurst Books, 2020).
- Ameya Nagarajan is the Advox Editor. With over ten years of experience with editing and communication, Ameya has studied English, Latin American Studies and Business Administration. She set up Penguin India's teen publishing imprint, the Indian Express's podcast network, and is co-host of Fat. So? India's only fat liberation podcast.
- Sindhuri Nandhakumar is Research Coordinator, Advox. A media professional based in India, and originally from Sri Lanka, she received a BA in Political Science from the University of Pennsylvania. After working as a researcher and journalist for outlets including The Hindu, she pursued a joint Master's in Media Studies at the Universities of Amsterdam and Aarhus as an Erasmus Mundus scholar. Her podcast 377 won the best arts and culture podcast award at the Asian Podcast Festival (2021).
- Oiwan Lam is our editor for China. An experienced journalist and media rights advocate with InMedia Hong Kong, Oiwan has written for Global Voices since 2006.
Global Voices Advocacy was founded in 2007 by Sami ben Gharbia, a Tunisian free speech advocate and blogger. Subsequent directors have included Hisham Almiraat (2012-2014) and Ellery Roberts Biddle (2015-2019).
Our contributors are bloggers, activists, journalists, technologists, lawyers and Internet policy experts from around the world. Contact us to join our international community!