Stories about Middle East & North Africa from February, 2018
"We can no longer accept this inferno in Eastern Ghouta! We cannot remain silent about the murders of Turkey in Afrin!"
During the week of February 19-25, 2018, our stories and translations attracted readers from the majority of the world's countries. Number 31 on the list? Macedonia. And number 191? Comoros.
"The General Assembly is supposed to take into account the contribution of candidate States that seek membership to the HRC in the promotion and protection of human rights."
The press in Tunisia is "too free," Tunisian president Essebsi said at a joint press conference with French president Macron on 31 January.
"We were crying for Umm Muhammad, and because we were afraid. We wondered whether we were going to face the same fate, and whether our children would be rendered motherless."
During the week of February 12-18, 2018, our stories and translations attracted readers from 209 countries. Number 68 on the list? Honduras. And number 139? Somalia.
"Raped women are caught between the anvil of the regime and the hammer of society."
The Ahwaz region of Iran produces 95 percent of the country's oil and gas wealth—at huge cost to the area's predominantly Arab population.
In Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, Network Shutdowns Leave Civilians Unreachable — And Unable to Call for Help
Without telecommunication networks, residents of the North Sinai "cannot report injuries and they have limited access to emergency services.”
Local journalists and media activists reporting on the occupation and Moroccan abuses face legal obstacles and risk lengthy jail sentences in order to make their voices heard.
"I sent one of my sons to check our home near the clock roundabout, but when he arrived, the landmines were waiting for him in front of the house's door".
During the week of February 5-11, 2018, Global Voices' stories and translations attracted readers from 195 countries!
‘The Educational System Has Failed Us': The Grief and Frustration of Jordan's Unemployed University Graduates
"I thought that once I graduated I would be able to...make a better living," one graduate said "I now make the same amount as I did as a student."
Justice Deferred: Uproar After Turkish Court Releases, Re-Arrests Amnesty International's Taner Kilic
"The court changed its mind... Why? Who knows, no grounds provided. Devastating for the family and an affront to justice."
“An unfinished space invites people to contribute, to be at ease and to feel part of the place.”
"The deplorable living conditions of Palestinian refugees in Lebanon after 1990 are a direct consequence of their use as scapegoats for the country's civil war."