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Understanding pandemic fatigue

As we continue to struggle to maintain safety measures, it is important for us to shift from a culture of blaming to one that supports and leads with kindness.

North Macedonia scraps ministerial post responsible for the diaspora

What will happen to the National Strategy for Cooperation with the Diaspora and who will follow up on the work—however minor—done by Minister Ademi?

Masculinity in my genes/jeans

Manoeuvring the complexities of being a boy or man in Caribbean societies assumes "there was a DNA of maleness already living in us, sometimes waiting to be activated."

It’s time to remove Sudan from the US’ state-sponsored terrorism list

Sudan landed on the US state sponsor of terrorism list in 1993, but none of the original reasons still hold now. It’s time to remove Sudan from the SST list. 

Belizean Independence reminds me of the complicated legacy of colonization

My granny’s Blackness and her attachment to the British Crown provided me with some of my first lessons about the complexities and peculiarities of diasporic Blackness.

Social media in Latin America: Caught between a rock and a hard place

As researchers, it is very difficult to know how, or even if, high profile global announcements are actually impacting users in Latin America.

How the world's six largest economies are faring amidst the global political economy of COVID-19

"The political economy of any one nation, however, is interlinked with the global economy, and because of this the scale of activities in the largest economies really does matter."

Peru's state TV broadcasts 23 hours in Spanish daily but only 1 hour in indigenous languages

The lack of representation in television reflects how the Peruvian state, in its 200-year history, has treated its indigenous peoples: in a colonial, racist and discriminatory way.

French media ignores minority role models during COVID-19 coverage

Public health specialists who appear on French TV to discuss the coronavirus pandemic do not reflect the diversity of the French public.

We made the largest Mexican telecommunications operator stop blocking secure internet

Group effort, research, perseverance, and Global Voices' journalism played a key role

Sudan needs a legal framework for cryptocurrency

Cryptocurrency was a topic in the last election campaign, where its adoption was proposed by one of the presidential candidates as a strategy to democratize financial policy.

From death in Syria to quarantine in Madrid

In Madrid, freedom is forbidden for your protection, and in Syria, the deprivation of freedom is designed to make you die a thousand deaths.

Reorienting Taiwan and Hong Kong: New avenues for building power

" ... Taiwanese theorist Wu Jieh-min once posed what seems in retrospect a rather utopian vision of activists in Taiwan, Hong Kong, and China uniting to combat their shared enemy—the...

It's time to tackle post-COVID-19 mental health

Realistically, how many survivors will receive treatment for their mental health?

Is moving to Canada the real American Dream?

"I thought Canada was just another America, only with nicer people and colder weather. Since moving to Toronto, I’ve been fascinated by the special relationship between the two."

Building safer online spaces in Myanmar

“Facebook was, and continues to be, the favored tool for disseminating hate speech and misinformation against the Rohingya people, Muslims in general, and other marginalized communities.”

Moderate globally, impact locally: A series on content moderation in the Global South

''Even as the platforms have grown and spread around the world, the center of gravity of these debates continues to revolve around D.C. and San Francisco.''

As a Salvadoran, the U.S. symbolized safety for me. Now, that is crumbling

Incessant US immigration reforms under the Trump administration bring uncertainty and hopelessness to immigrants like me.

New Facebook Oversight Board must remove content of notorious Sudan militia

“Despite the harrowing violations, the RSF maintains a presence on social media, most notably Facebook, which has been the main platform for this militia to spread its messages …”

COVID-19 in Europe: The price of being rich

“ … higher incomes mean fewer children and more elderly people, and this age distribution runs smack into the face of an overwhelming force of nature.”

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