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7 December 2016
Report Shows Ghana's Opposition Presidential Candidate Leads in Facebook Likes, Incumbent President Leads in Twitter Followers
"[T]he report has shown that social media has become a normal and central form of communication for all segments of the population, particularly, political parties and their leaders..."
6 December 2016
"Friendly reminder that clever retorts on social media, passion, facts & figures won't be counted. Your vote will. Go & vote! "
5 December 2016
Upcoming parliamentary elections in Macedonia began with electioneering campaign tactics that were suspiciously sneaky.
28 November 2016
25 November 2016
22 November 2016
This week we start in the US, where Omar Mohamad narrates his piece "America I used to love you", and then we take you to Cuba, Syria, and Taiwan.
18 November 2016
"If the problem is properly looked at, the 2016 elections could be a good moment to initiate a massive movement of indignant people in favor of CHANGING the electoral system..."
US activists weather wave of post-election social media harassment, Ethiopia blocks Global Voices, and the UK finally passes the much-maligned Snoopers Charter.
An interview with one of the organizers behind the collaborative "Wall of Empathy" project in San Francisco, which offers group therapy after a divisive and polarizing election season.
16 November 2016
Following Bulgaria's presidential election earlier this month and Prime Minister Boyko Borisov's subsequent decision to submit his resignation to parliament, the country finds itself in a tense political situation.
15 November 2016
Work tackling some of the world's most pressing issues should continue, regardless of the new US president-elect's positions on them.
14 November 2016
“America really did a lot for the development of democracy around the world, but everything changes like inside a kaleidoscope with a leader like this,” Vladimir Milov says of Trump.
"Is it such a terrible thing that the other half of the country should have the right to to have a government it favors in power?"
11 November 2016
Political spammers from Macedonia, who ran hundreds of pro-Trump fake news websites, have taken a modest stance and do not think they had an influence on the US election results.
10 November 2016
Donald Trump's victory in the US presidential elections caused ecstatic reactions among right-wing politicians and their adherents in several Balkan countries, especially due to animosity towards the Clintons.
"Donald Trump is the 45th President of the USA and the story of America as a shining beacon of justice is a lie."
"If you thought Trump was more dangerous than Hillary you know little to nothing about world events. Hillary lost because [...] people were tired of the status quo [...]"
As the United States - and the world - go through the country's election hangover, Americans and people around the globe ponder how Donald Trump became president-elect.
9 November 2016
He’s called US President Obama a son of a whore. His war on drugs has killed thousands. But that’s only half the story when it comes to Philippines President Duterte.