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Ellery is the Advocacy Director at Global Voices, where she works with a team of bloggers and advocates researching and reporting on threats to online speech and other fundamental rights as they exist on the internet. A citizen media network that amplifies unheard stories and perspectives, Global Voices originally founded at the Berkman Klein Center.

Prior to working with Global Voices, Ellery was a policy analyst at the Center for Democracy and Technology, where she focused on global Internet governance and intermediary liability issues within the global policy arena. She has particular expertise in digital culture and informal information economies in Cuba, where she has made multiple trips for study and research since 2004.

She has spoken at Personal Democracy Forum, RightsCon, the Internet Governance Forum and Re:Publica, among other events, and has written for The New York Times, The Guardian, Slate and Americas Quarterly.

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Global Voices

Global Voices Online is an online citizen media community dedicated to amplifying independent online voices from outside North America and Europe.



How tech design is always political

BKC Alumnus Ellery Roberts Biddle ruminates on social media companies' past mistakes and the potential to continue making such mistakes with the AI revolution.

Feb 29, 2024


Mar 3, 2021 @ 12:00 PM

Digital Witnesses: The Power of Looking

Video & Podcast: Featuring Allissa Richardson, Nana Mgbechikwere Nwachukwu, and Hannane Ferdjani

Video & Podcast: A panel exploring how Black people around the world are using digital technology to bear witness to human rights injustices—from the Black Lives Matter movement,…

May 20, 2019 @ 6:30 PM

Book Launch for UN Special Rapporteur David Kaye's Book 'Speech Police'

Cambridge Public Library Horizons Lecture Series

The social media have been accused of contributing to everything from terrorism to genocide. They have also been the only space in which activists and journalists at risk are…

Oct 4, 2017 @ 12:00 PM

Did Fake News Save Kenya from an Internet Shutdown? Emerging Trends in Tech and Elections in Africa​

featuring Grace Mutung'u, the 2016/17 OTF Information Controls Fellow at the Berkman Klein Center

Technology and elections and the politics of technology​. How use of technology in Kenyan elections is shaping Internet freedom in Africa.

May 11, 2016 @ 12:00 PM

The Internetish Things of Cuba: Open Source and ‘in the Clear’

with Berkman Fellow , Ellery Biddle

Learn about the complex landscape of Internet access, digital media use and open source software development in Cuba.

Apr 9, 2015 @ 4:00 PM

Deconstructing the 'Cuban Spring' Fantasy

A chat about Cuba and the Internet

What does the new chapter in US-Cuba relations mean for digital communities and journalists in Cuba?