Stories about LANGUAGES from November, 2022
Cry me a river: Trinidad faces more serious flooding and anguish
Steady rains have caused rivers across the island to reach their limit and overflow, bringing major flooding to plains and other low-lying areas.
President Erdoğan is on a mission to mend ties but at what cost?
Whether its Ankara's ties with Washington DC and the EU, or Turkey's role in Ukraine war, President Erdoğan is seemingly turning "these separate developments into his favor."
A viral video of a dog abused at a shelter reveals a polarized Turkey
Animal rights activists say this was not an isolated case, which sparked public outcry over the poor state of shelters and the mistreatment of animals.
In Turkey, social media platforms become complicit in censoring media and freedom of speech
Twitter, YouTube, TikTok, and Facebook have become complicit in aiding the state to silence independent voices in Turkey, even at times when content is not political.
Global Voices seeks an editor to lead our Ukraine coverage
Are you a writer and editor with a deep understanding of and curiosity about all facets of Ukraine? Are you excited about shaping ideas into stories, social media posts, and other editorial outputs in collaboration with a diverse community? If you answered “yes” to the questions above, you might...
China’s zero-COVID policy sparks rare country-wide protests
"...I am the one who jumped from the highrise; I am the victim trapped in the fire. If I am not there yet, I will be the next one."
‘I am not returning to this hell’: In the Russian North Caucasus, NGOs help victims of gender and LGBTQ+ violence to escape
NGOs in North Caucasus are buy tickets and provide other transport for people to escape violence, and assist with legal issues, housing, and medical needs. They need donations to continue.
China in Uzbek media: Friend or foe?
China’s image can be seen in various tones on different sources of media in Uzbekistan, and people’s perceptions of it are mostly shaped by the media source they refer to
Rare street protests across China: Is Xi Jinping's zero-COVID policy turning people against their government?
Frustration with Xi Jinping's heavily enforced policy of 'Zero-COVID' has turned Chinese people against their government in unprecedented street demonstration now affecting all main cities in a heavily-policed state
Released foreigners share their prison experiences in Myanmar
"I'd like to emphasize the fact the most vulnerable have been victimized by the military, which is still going on."
Why are Jamaicans crazy about Brazilian football?
Where did this devotion originate from? The similarity of the colours in the countries’ flags, the flamboyant style of play, or the presence of so many players of colour?
Trinidad & Tobago placed under a ‘weather emergency’ alert
The wet season, which typically runs from June to December, has been a particularly active one this year; citizens are being encouraged to stay indoors under “very threatening circumstances.”
What role does the Chinese government play in the latest Foxconn workers protest?
The recent protests had taken place against the backdrop of the exploitative labor conditions.
Explaining the 20th Congress of the Communist Party of China: Culture and civilization
Xi is using Mao's Confucian idea of Datong to justify his political projects such as “common prosperity” in economic policy, "common destiny" in foreign policy, and the so-called “whole-process democracy.”
In darkness but #withoutyou: How Moldova survives power cuts caused by Russia's bombing of Ukraine
After severe power blackouts due to the Russian bombing of Ukraine, more and more people in Moldova, even those who are considered pro-Russian, begin to look at Russia with bewilderment.
Turkey marks International Day for the Elimination of Violence against women with disturbing femicide numbers
The number of femicides remain high, while existing protective measures lack effectiveness.
With the US intervention, Kosovo and Serbia resolve the car license plate dispute
Kosovo and Serbia find the common language on the car license plate issue, as the US intervened in the EU-mediated negotiations, welcome news against a backdrop of warmongering disinformation
Staff of Serbian newspaper Danas threatened with Charlie Hebdo-style attack
Newspaper’s journalists often receive threatening messages, but this email was sent by someone who is familiar with their work practices and routines.
While Africa's Indigenous trees go extinct, a Kenyan organization grew a tree museum
Miti Alliance is a Kenyan social impact enterprise that has built a tree museum to preserve seedlings for some of Africa’s rare Indigenous trees that could soon become extinct.
Will more States of Emergency in Jamaica curtail gang-related crime?
This is not the first time that the Jamaican government has resorted to such measures in an attempt to curb crime, amid rising levels of insecurity in many communities.
Fewer people vote in a Nepali election that includes the parties blamed for the deaths of their loved ones
Nepalis across the country were lining up on the morning of November 20 to cast their votes, with a total of 11,543 candidates fielding for 825 seats, 275 in parliament and 550 in provincial assemblies.