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Stories about Danish

22 December 2015

Denmark's Afghan Community Comes Together to Condemn Violence and Extremism

"We hope as well that the global community does not forget the places around the world affected exactly by this epidemic. Afghanistan is exactly one of those places.”

9 September 2015

Ordinary Danes Offer ‘Welcome’ Antidote to Government's Anti-Refugee Ad

Danes crowdfunded an ad welcoming refugees after the Danish Ministry for Foreigners, Integration and Housing announced its intention to publish one dissuading refugees from travelling to Denmark.

29 August 2015

Google's Optical Character Recognition Software Now Works with All South Asian Languages

Rising Voices

Google's OCR software supports more than 248 world languages, including all the major South Asian languages, bringing together hope for the large-scale digitization of old texts.

17 February 2015

A Social Media Timeline of the Copenhagen Killings

Two people were shot dead in Copenhagen during separate events over one weekend. See how the violence unfolded through the lens of social media.

14 February 2015

Are We Witnessing the Death of ‘Uh'? Um, Maybe — and Not Just in English

We humans have been using expressions of hesitation for a long time. Linguists are now noting a shift in usage across a number of Germanic languages from "um" to "uh."

7 May 2014

Pity for the Poor, or When Do We Get to Hear the Good News?

The Bridge

When NGOs communicate, they often go for narratives of distress and disaster instead of showing progress and potential. The result is a distorted and stereotyped view of the world.

5 November 2013

‘Women Should Be Submissive’, and Other Google Autocomplete Suggestions

Following UN Women's lead, Global Voices conducted its own experiments with Google's Autocomplete feature. The investigation revealed popular attitudes about women’s roles, sexuality, appearance and relationships with men.

2 October 2012

Denmark: “Happy Divorces” with Big Banks

October 1 was the first 'Bank Transfer Day' ever in Denmark. The initiative calls for the Danes to reconsider where they keep their money and to consider if they can...

26 August 2011

Denmark: At Last, the Prime Minister Calls the Elections

Today the Danish PM Lars Løkke Rasmussen has finally called the parliamentary elections: the big day is in three weeks, on September 15. Maria Grabowski reports on two online initiatives...

16 May 2011

Denmark: Controversial Law Re-Introduces Border Control

Danish nationalist right wing party, The Danish People’s Party (Dansk Folkeparti/DF), recently announced the re-introduction of controls at the country's borders with Germany and Sweden. The centre-right minority government in...

11 February 2011

Denmark: Taking Facebook to the Streets in 2010

Facebook came to life on Denmark's streets in 2010 through events and groups organised via the social networking site. Whether motives were addressing the country's homeless or immigration policy, it...

5 November 2010

Denmark: Kurdish TV Station Accused of Supporting Terrorism

Roj TV, a Kurdish-language satellite television station based in Denmark has been accused of supporting terrorism by the Danish attorney-general. It may lose its broadcasting license once the case goes...

11 November 2009

Denmark: Immigrants offered money to leave the country

Denmark is offering immigrants from “non-Western” countries 100,000 Danish kroners (US$20,000) if they volunteer to move “home”. A Facebook group protesting the law has been set up to collect 100,000...

8 September 2009

Global Voices Bloggers Mentor New Danish and African Bloggers

Emails have begun to fly this week between 31 Global Voices mentors and 31 participants in a newly launched educational program in Copenhagen, Denmark called Global Change.

12 June 2009

Denmark: #TV2Wikigate

Last month, two Danish television hosts aiming to show that the participatory online encyclopedia Wikipedia is unreliable, instead ended up defending their own credibility when it was uncovered that the...

27 November 2008

Sudan: Darfur and the Orphans of Mygoma

Sudanese bloggers on illegitimate children, Obama's victory, and the Muslim and Arab hypocrisy in regards to the Darfur conflict.

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