Globetrotter lifts up the voices of journalists who are themselves megaphones for those who are struggling in the continents of Africa, Asia, and Latin America to make a world free of suffering.
~ Globetrotter/Peoples Dispatch Fellows ~
Globetrotter is proud to partner with Peoples Dispatch in working with a new generation of journalists and voices for peoples movements across the planet. Below is our inaugural list for 2020 – 2021:
Tings Chak is an artist, writer, and organizer whose work contributes to popular struggles across the Global South. Her current research focuses on the art of national liberation struggles. She received her Master of Architecture from the University of Toronto and is the author and illustrator of Undocumented: The Architecture of Migrant Detention (2017). She leads the Art Department of Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research. She is currently based in Shanghai.
Satarupa Chakraborty is an activist of All India Democratic Women’s Association (AIDWA). She is a researcher at the Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research, currently based in Delhi office in India. She is also pursuing a PhD in Philosophy at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) in New Delhi, India.
Mercy Osei Dedaa
Mercy Osei Dedaa from Ghana and currently resides in the capital Accra. A third year Public Relations Student at the Ghana Institute of Journalism. She holds a Diploma in Communication studies from the Ghana Institute of Journalism. Mercy is the youth coordinator of the Socialist Forum of Ghana and a dedicated member at Pan African Television-Social Media Team. She subscribes to the philosophy of egalitarianism because she strongly believes that equality is the foundation of every aspect of life.
Manolo De Los Santos
From a young age Manolo has been organizing and educating amongst people’s movements. For 10 years, he worked in the organization of solidarity and education programs to challenge the United States regime of illegal sanctions and blockades. Based out of Cuba for many years, Manolo has worked in building international networks of people’s movements and organizations. In 2018, he became the founding director of the People’s Forum in New York City, a movement incubator for working-class communities to build unity across historic lines of division at home and abroad. Understanding the need building theory with people’s movements, he collaborates as a researcher with the Tricontinental Institute of Social Research.
Subin Dennis is an economist and researcher working with the India office of Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research. Hailing from Kerala, he holds M.A. and MPhil. degrees in economics from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. He was active with the student movement, and served as the Delhi State Vice-President of the Students’ Federation of India (SFI). Subin’s writings in English and Malayalam on issues related to economy and politics appear in various periodicals and websites. He worked with the news portal NewsClick as a writer before joining Tricontinental. After having been based in New Delhi for fourteen years, he has been in Kerala since the end of 2019.
Mikaela Nhondo Erskog
Mikaela Nhondo Erskog is an educator and researcher at Pan Africa Today, a civic organisation based in South Africa. She has a History MA from the university currently known as Rhodes (UCKAR) and is a graduate of the UHURU fellowship program. She works closely with educational programming in the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA). In the last few years, she has been dedicated to work that builds the international networks of social movements, trade unions and people’s organizations on the African continent, with a particular focus on education and solidarity work.
Vivian Fernandes is a journalist and a Master in Communication Sciences at the University of São Paulo (USP). Currently, she is the coordinator of the international and journalism departments at Brasil de Fato.
Marco Fernandes is a militant of the Landless Rural Workers’ Movement (MST) and a researcher with the Tricontinental Institute for Social Research. He has a master’s in History and PhD in Psychology from the University of São Paulo in Brazil. He currently resides in Shanghai.
Leonardo Flores is a Venezuelan analyst and activist with CODEPINK who resides in the United States. Prior to joining CODEPINK, he was the Senior Policy Advisor at the Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela in Washington D.C. and worked at the Ministry of People’s Power for Urban Agriculture in Caracas. He has a bachelor’s degree in philosophy and left his studies towards a master’s in public policy to work at the Embassy. He has close ties to social movements in Venezuela and to anti-imperialist movements in the Americas.
Daniel Giovanaz is a journalist and a Master in History at the Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC). He covered the 2019 Bolivian elections and was a correspondent for Brasil de Fato in India in 2020.
Yogesh Jain has an MD in Pediatrics from New Delhi but is a public health physician in practice. He has been primarily involved in ” primary health care’- through founding and running community health programs in rural Chhattisgarh in central India since 1999. He has been involved in understanding the political economy of illnesses and addressing technical and political issues that determine the health care for the rural poor through clinical care, observational research studies, training, and direct political work based on lived experience.
Ravi Kaushal has been covering Dalit and education issues impacting schools and universities in India. He prominently covered recent student strikes and violence in Indian campuses. He is interested in politics of education and how it resulted in exclusion of marginalized sections of Indian society often reported in form of suicides and expulsions.
He also reported Delhi Riots extensively from ground zero bringing forth the heinous truth
of right wing violence. In his personal life, he finds solace in books, films and local tours.
Ghassane Koumiya is a Professor of Translation at the Institute of Leadership and Journalism in Rabat (Morocco). He is a political anthropologist who has worked on grassroots, political and popular movements from the Maghreb region. Ghassane has been active in the trade union movement and human rights movement in Morocco. He is currently completing his PhD in Cultural Anthropology at Ljubljana University (Slovenia).
Pavan Kulkarni is a journalist currently working with Peoples Dispatch and Newsclick, mostly covering labour struggles and progressive social movements, mainly on the African continent, but also in India. He has also written articles on international trade and geo-politics, some of which have been republished in the Monthly Review. He is the author of a series of in-depth articles on the history of India’s Hindu far-right and its ideology, which have appeared on The Wire. Previously, as a city-based reporter in Bangalore, he has written in Citizen Matters on local issues, including investigative reports exposing corrupt land deals and medical malpractice.
Kambale Musavuli, a native of the Democratic Republic of Congo and one of the leading political and cultural Congolese voices, is a social entrepreneur and an international human rights advocate working with youth groups across the African continent. He writes on issues affecting the people of the Democratic Republic of the Congo and has served for the past decade as the National Spokesperson for the Friends of the Congo, a group that raises global consciousness about the situation in the Congo and provides support to local institutions in the Congo. He is currently an analyst at the Center for Research on the Congo and a member of the Pan Africanism Today Secretariat as its West Africa representative.
Nitheesh Narayanan is an activist with Students’ Federation of India (SFI), and currently working as a member of its central secretariat. He is a PhD scholar in the Centre for the Study of Social Exclusion and Inclusive Policy of Jawaharlal Nehru University (New Delhi. He is currently the editor of Student Struggle, SFI’s journal. He is also working with the Tricontinental Institute for Social Research.
Lautaro Rivara is a sociologist, researcher and poet. As a trained journalist, he participated as a militant in different spaces of communications work, covering tasks of editing, writing, radio broadcasts, and photography. During his two years in the Jean-Jaques Dessalines Brigade in Haiti he was responsible for communications and carried out political education with Haitian people’s movements in this area. He writes regularly in people’s media projects of Argentina and the rest of Latin America and the Caribbean such as Nodal, ALAI, Telesur, Resumen Latinoamericano, Pressenza, la RedH, Notas, Haití Liberte, Alcarajo, etc.
Abdul Rahman currently works as a writer with Peoples Dispatch. He taught political science and international relations for almost eight years in various universities in India including the University of Delhi and Tata Institute of Social Sciences before joining Peoples Dispatch in 2019. He has a PhD in West Asian politics from New Delhi’s Jawaharlal Nehru University.
Daniela Ramos is part of an emerging media project in Argentina based in Buenos Aires that seeks to build a new fresh voice in media that reflects the experiences of people’s movements. She has been a part of social movements and the Argentine feminist movement for several years and collaborated in tasks of political communication. In her current job she provides technical assistance to cooperatives, recovered factories and associations in Buenos Aires.
Walter Smolarek is a Philadelphia-based journalist and activist, covering both political developments inside the United States as well as the international activities of U.S. imperialism. Since becoming involved in the movement against the Iraq War as a high school student, he has also participated as an organizer in social movements ranging from Occupy Wall Street in 2011 to the 2014-2015 wave of the Black Lives Matter movement and ongoing mutual aid relief efforts in the face of the Coronavirus pandemic. He is a contributor to BreakThrough News, currently serves as the editor of Liberation newspaper, and is the managing editor of LiberationNews.org.
Sonali is a Ph.D. student with experience in reporting, news analysis, editing and video editing. She was formerly associated with NewsClick. She has experience in Hindi to English translation and vice versa. She has reported extensively during the anti-Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019 protests, Delhi assembly elections and Delhi riots in February 2020.
Blaise Tulo is Ghanaian and resides in Ghana. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Philosophy and Social Sciences from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST). He is also a graduate student in International Relations at the Legon Centre for International Affairs and Diplomacy (LECIAD) at the University of Ghana. Blaise is currently the Convener of the Accra collective of the Socialist Forum of Ghana—an organisation committed to the struggles of working-class in Ghana and globally.
Satya is a journalist with BreakThrough News, an alternative media platform in the United States highlighting the untold stories of the resistance of poor and working-class communities. She is also a writer for Liberation News, and has written on a variety of struggles, with a focus on India, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, and the United States. She lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where she is a community organizer, and a nursing student.