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· May, 2018

Stories about Middle East & North Africa from May, 2018

What were Global Voices’ readers up to last week?

During the week of May 21-27, 2018, our stories and translations attracted readers from 206 countries. Number 19 on the list? Lebanon. And number 198? Faroe Islands.

How ‘African’ is Northern Africa?

"Why are Africans from north of the Sahara sometimes not considered definitively 'African'?"

Eight decades later, prejudice between Jordanians and Palestinians persist

While the time living together surely dawns a sense of peace among the two peoples, complete harmony is still not present in certain aspects of life.

Lebanon's historic Anfeh salt marshes threatened by yet another resort

"This is the last clean place where we can take our kids to swim"

While some Iraqis boycott ‘futile’ elections, others vote to shake up parliament

Sairoun’s win demonstrates that Iraqis don't have to vote strictly on ethno-sectarian lines and future politicians will need to do more to impress voters.

Tunisian journalists say police union attacks are having a chilling effect on press freedom

Impunity for abuses committed by security forces and police unions "is almost becoming a norm," according to the syndicate of Tunisian journalists.

What were Global Voices’ readers up to last week?

During the week of May 14-20, 2018, our stories and translations attracted readers from 211 countries. Number 109 on the list? Gabon. And number 13? Germany.

Netizen Report: What do Iran, Pakistan and Russia have in common? They all ban Telegram.

The Advox Netizen Report offers an international snapshot of challenges, victories, and emerging trends in internet rights around the world.

Following pressure by security forces, Beirut Pride 2018 is “suspended for the time being”

"Lebanon has always been known for respecting diversity and claims to be an inclusive country for ALL its citizens, despite their differences."

What were Global Voices’ readers up to last week?

During the week of May 7-13, 2018, our stories and translations attracted readers from 207 countries. Number 61 on the list? Kazakhstan. And number 19? Indonesia.

Riddled with violations, Lebanon's first election in nine years yields underwhelming results for independents

Thousands of election violations recorded and a Ministry late at publishing the results. These were the first Lebanese elections in nine years.

Social media platforms are ablaze as Turks say “enough” to President Erdogan

In Turkish, "tamam" means "that's enough". And that is exactly what Turks are saying to the president.

‘I wanted my grandchildren to grow up in that house': Testimony of a 61-year-old Syrian woman from Zamalka

I wanted my grandchildren to grow up there, so that they would add to that home a new life, just like every generation of our ancestors did. 

What were Global Voices’ readers up to last week?

During the week of April 29-29, 2018, the most popular story on our Italian language site was about Azerbaijan. And on our Malagasy language site? A story about China.

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