I'm an activist, blogger and geek, living in Western Massachusetts and working as director of the Center for Civic Media at MIT, and a principal research scientist at the MIT Media Lab. I previously worked as a research fellow at the Berkman Center. As co-founder of Global Voices, I'm interested in ways that citizen's media can address longstanding biases in the news media. Before working at the Berkman, I helped found Geekcorps, a non-profit organization that shipped geeks to the developing world to run Internet technology trainings. Prior to that, I was part of the team that founded Tripod, one of the early online community companies. When not blogging, researching or making trouble, I help out with Worldchanging, Open Society Institute's Information Program and other fun technology and development projects. My personal blog is “My Heart's in Accra…”
Latest posts by Ethan Zuckerman
Periodismo de Barrio: Bringing Change to Cuban Media
"I'm glad we have people who prefer to stay in the country rather than leaving as they did before."
Voices on Sex, Rights and Violence From South Asia
Can we use social media to pressure governments to wake up and take issues of sexual violence online more seriously?
Who Decides Which Languages Are Used on the Web?
We've overcome technical challenges in the past -- we can continue the fight for a multilingual space where everyone is represented and everyone has a voice.
The Mapuche Language Finding New Trails Online: Just One Piece of the Puzzle
Presenter Simona Mayo is a Lingüistics Ph.D student at the University of Buenos Aires. Since 2010 she has worked with the Mapuche social organization “Kom kim mapudunguaiñ”, which is dedicated to the Mapudungun (Mapuche language) revitalization, teaching, and diffusion in Chile and Argentina. Eddie Avila explains that a key right...
Fake News is Old News
Taisa Sganzerla, Lusaphone editor for Global Voices, leads a panel titled “Fake News is Old News” with the story of a Brazilian cartoonist from a century ago who was continually accused of defamation and blasphemy for lampooning the monarchy, the church and other institutions of the time. She wonders whether...
An Introduction to Global Voices Summit 2017
Every two years, the Global Voices community assembles somewhere in the world to have three kinds of conversations. We catch up with each other as individuals and friends, sharing wedding and baby photos (and now, thirteen years into our work together, the memories of friends we've lost.) We talk about...
Creating Enduring Spaces for Freedom of Expression After Conflict
Eran Wickramaratne, Sri Lankan State Minister of Finance, and Aunohita Mojumdar, Editor of Himal Southasian, will discuss freedom of expression in post-war Sri Lanka and South Asia, confronting the past, reconciliation, and the legacy of authoritarianism. How can governments engage with reform that meets the expectations of those who voted...