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Solana Larsen


Solana Larsen is a Danish-Puerto Rican journalist and activist in New York and the managing editor of Global Voices Online. Before, she was an editor with the global politics website openDemocracy.net for nearly five years. She also keeps busy with freelance writing, radio, and extensive traveling. She has an MA in international journalism from City University in London. And she is the founder and president of PuertoDansk: The Danish-Puerto Rican Society.

Previous blogging adventures include, several blogs for openDemocracy – including from the UN Summit in 2005, and from the World Social Forum in 2006. She blogged on women’s rights during a UN meeting of the Commission on the Status of Women in 2007. At the time of the Iranian presidential elections in 2005, she was the editor of Iran Scan 1384, a blog about Iranian politics in English. And in 2004 I co-founded The World Speaks, a blog that kept track of non-American online campaigns about US politics. She blogs in Danish about technology with her father Dan at Blogbyblog.dk.

And she also keeps a healthy collection of plastic dinosaurs.