Dissidence 2.0 in Egypt, Ukraine, and Cuba

Dissidence 2.0 in Egypt, Ukraine, and Cuba

I am thrilled for Egypt, and more specifically my Egyptian friends. I have been following political developments in the country ever since Mostafa began covering Egypt on Global Voices back in October of 2005. (If you were watching CNN’s coverage of the protests...

Stopping at the Red Light

You know how you meet some people and you don’t realize the effect that they had on you until later? Until you’re staring out a window and you find that they keep entering your thoughts? I’ve met a few people like that recently. One of them is Pavel...

Engaging, not Exoticizing Human Rights

As far as bridge blogs go, English Russia is a bit of a guilty pleasure. Founded in August 2006, the site describes itself as “the Eastern Entertainment Channel.” (The 300-plus comments on its about page offer a pretty good introduction to what seem to be...
They Have Returned With Their Secrets Unviolated

They Have Returned With Their Secrets Unviolated

All tourists cherish an illusion, of which no amount of experience can ever completely cure them: they imagine that they will find time, in the course of their travels, to do a lot of reading. They see themselves, at the end of a day’s sightseeing or motoring,...