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27 March 2017

For One Somalia-Born UK Citizen, Brexit Is a “Point of No Return”

"This is not the England I grew up in, the one I wanted so much to belong to."

17 March 2017

Fake News and Fake Solutions: How Do We Build a Civics of Trust?

When posing solutions to fix fake news, we need to be careful not to build our own self-censorship machines.

6 March 2017

Japanese Media Reports of Sagamihara Care Home Stabbings Overlook the Disabled Victims

Media reports have also placed great emphasis on finding a deeper motive behind the stabbings, in spite of the perpetrator's assertion that "....It is better that disabled people disappear.”

14 February 2017

Marcus Garvey and President Obama's Missed Opportunity

By refusing to pardon or highlight the accomplishments of Marcus Garvey during his tenure, President Obama missed the opportunity for "honest discussion about race and the erasure of black heroes."

13 February 2017

Trinidad & Tobago's Carnival 2017 Playlist: Part 2

An opinionated mini-guide to the music that's setting Trinidad and Tobago's Carnival celebrations alight this year, Part Two.

9 February 2017

Trinidad & Tobago's Carnival 2017 Playlist: Part 1

An opinionated mini-guide to the music that's setting Trinidad and Tobago's Carnival celebrations alight this year.

8 February 2017

Fighting the Good Fight: Immigration Advocates Challenge Trump's Executive Order

In airports and law offices around the United States, legal advocates and grassroots activists have found common ground in the fight against President Trump's Executive Order on Immigration.

4 February 2017

Borders or Bans Can't Stop Me From Being a Muslim Doctor

Pakistan and many other Muslim-majority countries provide numerous physicians to the US healthcare system. Jalal Baig is afraid immigration restrictions will affect foreign physicians who contribute.

31 January 2017

Notes From the Eye of the Crowd

As demonstrations break out against President Trump's executive orders, ordinary people feel their way toward protest.

The Executive Order on Immigration Wants You To Think Gaining Legal Entry to the US Is Easy

In reality, it's damned hard.

29 January 2017

For Jordan's LGBT Community, the Law Books and Reality Send Different Messages

Same-sex relations were decriminalized in Jordan in 1951, but nearly 70 years later the country's LGBT citizens remain the targets of discrimination and mistreatment, with little protection from the law.

28 January 2017

United Colors of Persecution: The Struggle of Patagonia's Indigenous People against Benetton

Against a backdrop of legal complexities and state repression, a Mapuche community in Patagonia is fighting against the Italian textile giant Benetton to regain ownership of their ancestral lands.

24 January 2017

The Tyrants Bring the Invaders: What Follows After Russia Helps Secure Assad's Victory

Russian’s bombing campaign in Syria has helped put an end to Aleppo’s civil democratic experiment, once a beacon of hope. What next?

19 January 2017

The Bosnian Politician Caught Lying About an Invitation to Trump's Inauguration

“Unless the departing administration denies me a visa, I’ll be at the inauguration,” have turned out to be famous last words for the president of Republika Srpska.

13 January 2017

A Year of Living Strategically

2017 promises to be a vital year for Global Voices. Some further thoughts on our strategy planning process.

9 January 2017

On Aleppo: A Letter to a Historian in the Future

"Aleppo was the moment the world decided it had tired of even going through the motions."

27 December 2016

Syria's War May be the Most Documented Ever—And Yet We Know So Little.

With the end of the devastating siege of eastern Aleppo, the world watches, parses and argues over the meaning of the media messages being shared by those remaining within it.

23 December 2016

What Christ Is Born Among Us Today?

"Yes, we are Christians, but we don’t want a Christ that doesn’t look like us...."

22 December 2016

Iranian-American Designer in New York Leverages Fashion to Create Social Impact

An Iranian-American architect has created a brand inspired by cities to create “an awareness of place and leveraging fashion as a messaging tool to create social impact.”

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