Donate today to keep Global Voices strong!

Our global community of volunteers work hard every day to bring you the world's underreported stories -- but we can't do it without your help. Support our editors, technology, and advocacy campaigns with a donation to Global Voices!

Donate now

See all those languages up there? We translate Global Voices stories to make the world's citizen media available to everyone.

Learn more about Lingua Translation  »

These posts are about GV Face, our Hangout Series, where we discuss trending topics from citizen and social media around the world.


Stories about GV Face

9 February 2015

GV Face: Protests are Banned in Houthi-run Yemen

Yemen is in political limbo, without a president and government, since the Houthi militias took over government institutions and the presidential palace in capital city Sanaa.

9 December 2014

GV Face: Four Years After the Uprising, Where is Yemen Going?

Yemen's popular uprising in 2011 helped oust President Saleh after 33 years in power. How much have things really changed for the country's 25 million people?

8 December 2014

GV Face: Celebrating 10 Years of Global Voices With Our Co-founders Rebecca and Ethan

As we celebrate our 10th anniversary, we talk to our cofounders Rebecca and Ethan about all the victories, challenges and surprises they've faced in this organic, inspiring and beautiful journey.

15 November 2014

GV Face: Seeking Justice for Mexico's Missing #Ayotzinapa Students

In this video hangout, Global Voices' Mexico team and partners discuss the Ayotzinapa story and its ramifications for Mexico's political and social fabric.

6 November 2014

GV Face: Voting After the Revolution in Tunisia and Ukraine

Tunisia and Ukraine recently held elections, a challenging feat in a post-revolutionary time.

28 October 2014

GV Face: Asylum Seekers Are Fleeing Conflict to Face Brutal Politics in Europe and Australia

According to the UNHCR, 612,700 applied for asylum in North America, Europe, East Asia and the Pacific last year – the highest since 2001.

25 October 2014

GV Face: To Vote or Not to Vote? Voices from Tunisia as the 2014 Election Begins

More than 9,000 candidates from over a 100 parties are contesting in this election.

21 October 2014

GV Face: In Conversation with the Activist Bahrain Doesn't Want Us Talking To

Bahrain is in the third year of its crackdown on activists. International media reports the protests as a Shia-led revolution against a Sunni regime, but activists say this is simplistic.

9 October 2014

GV Face: Alaa Abd El Fattah and Maryam Al Khawajah on Hunger Strikes, Jail-time, and Activism in Egypt and Bahrain

Hundreds of political prisoners are currently on hunger strike in Egypt and Bahrain.

4 July 2014

GV Face: Hong Kong's Citizen-Led Referendum on Voting Rights

Learn about Hong Kong's citizen-led referendum on our live GV Face webcast with Oiwan Lam, Global Voices' China editor.

22 May 2014

GV Face: People Powered Flood Relief in Serbia

This week we talk to friends in Serbia involved in relief efforts. What are next steps for citizens and government? And why is social media under threat?

16 May 2014

GV Face: Freeing Ethiopia's Zone 9 Bloggers

Nine bloggers and journalists -- four of them Global Voices members -- are currently being detained in Ethiopia because of their work. Learn how you can support the #FreeZone9Bloggers campaign!

2 May 2014

GV Face: Too “Asian” to Evacuate? South Korea's Ferry Tragedy and Culture Blaming

Stubborn stereotypes about South Koreans prevail in much of the reporting on a capsized ferry that led to the deaths of more than 200 young people. Were they too "obedient"?

25 April 2014

GV Face: Live from the Internet World Cup

Do we have a new roadmap for global internet governance? This week's hangout is from the Net Mundial conference in São Paulo, Brazil.

11 April 2014

GV Face: What Ever Happened to Iran's Bloggers?

Maybe blogging is not over, but just somewhere else? Arash Kamangir and Laurent Giacobino introduce an extensive study of the Persian blogosphere.

4 April 2014

GV Face: The USA's Secret “Cuban Twitter”

A secret US plan to support regime change in Cuba with a Twitter-like messaging service called ZunZuneo has now come under the spotlight with news reports that thousands of Cubans...

28 March 2014

GV Face: How to Make Videos for Advocacy and Change with Witness and Rising Voices

Are you using video to make your campaign a reality? Are you telling stories with cameras - or your phone? Then you need to watch this GV Face!

21 March 2014

GV Face: How to Win the Rising Voices Microgrant

Rising Voices

Are you brimming with ideas to help your community tell their story through citizen media? On GV Face the Rising Voices team discusses best practices for winning their microgrant competition.

14 March 2014

GV Face: Happy 25th Birthday, Web!

What's the difference between the Internet and the Web? Why is an open web so important? An all-star panel of techies and rights defenders talks it out on GV Face.

7 March 2014

GV Face: What's Next for Ukraine?

What's next for the #Euromaidan movement? Protests and bloodshed led to the fall of a corrupt president. But now, as Russia looms with military might and Crimea considers succession, there...

Receive great stories from around the world directly in your inbox.

Sign up to receive the best of Global Voices
* = required field
Email Frequency

No thanks, show me the site