Ivan Sigal

I am Global Voices’ executive director. I've spent 10 years working in media development in the former Soviet Union and Asia, supporting and training journalists and working on media co-productions. Most of that time I was with Internews. I'm also a photographer, and have worked and traveled in more than 60 countries. I speak Russian, manage in German, have forgotten Slovak and Czech, and can make it home in Thai.

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Global Voices Seeks Advocacy Editor

  22 October 2012

Global Voices seeks an Advocacy Editor to manage its online freedom of expression content. Global Voices Advocacy seeks to build a global anti-censorship network of citizen media and online activists throughout the developing world that is dedicated to protecting freedom of expression and free access to information online. The goal of the...

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Global Voices seeks Advocacy Director

  25 July 2012

  Global Voices seeks an Advocacy Director to run its online freedom of expression initiatives. Global Voices Advocacy seeks to build a global anti-censorship network of citizen media and online activists throughout the developing world that is dedicated to protecting freedom of expression and free access to information online. The goal...

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Breaking Borders Award 2012!

  11 May 2012

We're excited to announce the second edition of the Breaking Borders Award for 2012. The award is a prize created by Google and Global Voices to honor outstanding web or mobile projects initiated by individuals or groups that demonstrate courage, energy and resourcefulness in using the Internet to promote freedom of expression. Closing date for applications is May 20, 2012.

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U.S. Bills Could Threaten the Global Internet

  18 January 2012

At Global Voices, we understand that we, collectively, are the Internet. Our individual participation is what makes the Internet a global conversation of startling depth and variety, but this is possible only because of its open technical and legal structure. Unfortunately, there are powerful corporate and government forces who would...

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Libya: Foreign Hackers and Surveillance

  27 October 2011

In the wake of the fall of Tripoli, reporters, researchers, and former employees of the Libyan Telecom and Technology company have been uncovering and sharing details about how the Libyan government surveilled and monitored internet and phone networks.

Global Voices and Google announce freedom of expression award jury

  3 February 2010

The Breaking Borders Award is a new prize created by Google and Global Voices and supported by Thomson Reuters to honor outstanding web projects initiated by individuals or groups that demonstrate courage, energy and resourcefulness in using the Internet to promote freedom of expression. We are proud to announce our...

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Corporations Agree to Standards for Internet Freedom

  4 November 2008

The Global Network Initiative has been launched. The Initiative is a code of conduct for corporations on privacy and free speech created by a coalition of human rights, media development and research organizations, and Internet and communications companies such as Yahoo, Google, and Microsoft. Its goal: to ensure that ICT companies acknowledge their “responsibility to respect and protect the freedom of expression and privacy rights of their users.”

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