· April, 2013

Stories about Language from April, 2013

Catalan Wikipedia Reaches 400,000 Article Milestone

  19 April 2013

The Catalan edition of Wikipedia Viquipèdia, a fundamental support to a language and culture historically discriminated against because it belongs to a stateless nation, has registered a record number of active users, with its article count reaching 400,000. At a moment when Catalonia is involved in a debate about becoming independent from Spain, its role in raising global awareness on the issue is crucial.

Ukraine's Language Issue: Voices From the Ground

  13 April 2013

Ukrainian politicians' views on the language issue are well-known. But what do ordinary Ukrainians think of it? And how does it affect the people who reside in the predominantly Russian-speaking areas of Ukraine - those who are the target audience of the politicians who, in 2012, voted in favor of the language law?

When Russians Don't Love Their Children

In the last year, the wellbeing of children in Russia has again found itself at the center of political debate. In just the last week, two figures commonly identified with the liberal opposition movement have attracted intense negative attention for comments that supposedly reveal their ill will toward children.

What do we do at Global Voices Catalonia?

  2 April 2013

On 27 February, the Global Voices international community of bloggers presented its Catalan edition in Barcelona. In this post we explain who we are, what we do and how to collaborate with us. Do you dare to widen your horizons?

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