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16 November 2015
A look back at the scenes at Vienna's central train station in September, two months before the deadly violence from which many refugees are fleeing would touch Beirut and Paris.
15 November 2015
"Scrolling up and down Facebook, reading impressions, testimonials, opinions, statistics, I see that the main victims of the attacks are people of all colours, and over 15 nationalities."
4 November 2015
28 October 2015
Palestinian social media power user Omar Ghraieb chronicles his journey through the minefield of social media.
27 October 2015
An international array of nostrums, cures and concoctions, courtesy the grandmothers of Global Voices community members. Try a few and call us in the morning.
21 October 2015
"We are from countries that have been colonised or had wars fought against them—by the same countries that now treat us like criminals and make us risk our lives...”
For residents of the Greek island of Chios, the past summer brought a lesson that "will continue. . . as long as the misery inside and outside our country persists."
20 October 2015
Journalist Guy Sitbon reacts to the Quartet of Tunisian National Dialogue's Nobel Peace Prize win. "Here is what Oslo has revealed to me: the world needs Tunisia too."
With marijuana cases clogging up the courts, cannabis legalisation advocates in Trinidad and Tobago are looking to an overlooked section of the law to help their push for decriminalisation.
14 October 2015
"How to disentangle the personal from the public in your animosity towards those who want to kill you just because you attempted to assert your personal and public rights?"
9 October 2015
US-born Yowei Shaw speaks virtually no Mandarin. Her Taiwanese grandfather speaks virtually no English. She's determined to have proper conversations with Yeye— before it's too late.
8 October 2015
Facebook has a long way to go before they can fully appreciate the responsibility they carry when they decide to dictate what and who is "real" in the world.
6 October 2015
2 October 2015
28 September 2015
When those seeking refuge pass through areas like the Serbia-Croatia border crossing, they've already travelled many, many miles—but for most of them it's a mere fraction of the total journey.
23 September 2015
Volunteers at Amsterdam's Central Station have banded together to welcome and support arriving refugees. "What I didn’t anticipate," writes Faten Busheri, "are the stories they would tell me."
8 September 2015
7 September 2015
"'Why South Sudan?' someone asked. It's true, but somewhat feeble, to say South Sudan is unlike any other place." Pernille Baerendtsen shares personal impressions on leaving the world's newest country.
5 September 2015
Passport privilege is perhaps the most valuable thing in the middle of the unfolding refugee crisis. Should a document be able to determine life or death in this world?