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10 September 2016
You'll find little in common between François Fillon, the former French prime minister, and Dorcas Dienda, a current contestant in the “Miss DRC” beauty pageant. But that being said...
30 August 2016
19 August 2016
31 July 2016
Two Global Voices contributors spent a week working with a British charity in Calais, France in solidarity with the refugees and migrants of the so-called "Calais Jungle".
18 July 2016
The rescue operation Sos Méditerranée publishes accounts of people who have survived journeys across the Mediterranean Sea to Europe on their blog.
15 July 2016
"Please, today, let us just stay in the now. Let us respect grieving families and friends and in so doing, let us also pay tribute to the other tragedies before."
5 July 2016
Iranian cinematic legend Abbas Kiarostami died after a battle with cancer. We asked some of his fans to share their favourite scenes from the filmmaker's body of work.
27 June 2016
10 June 2016
"...when it happens, you don't know how to react. You're stunned. Frozen. Do you give him a slap? Everyone is looking at you. Why are you not laughing?"
31 May 2016
26 April 2016
One 2014 study revealed that 85% of women in Paris "have little faith" that anyone would come to their aide if they were assaulted on the metro.
22 April 2016
"Why would a homeless person make a website? ...I will say that I am a computer programmer first and a homeless person second."
17 April 2016
Researchers say roughly a third of all the food we produce is never eaten. In Paris, a new restaurant is taking a small slice out of all that waste.
20 March 2016
26 February 2016
"When the political system is so fundamentally flawed that it is unresponsive to an issue of colossal international importance...then every citizen has a responsibility to act. "
23 February 2016
For the hundreds of unaccompanied minors living in Calais' "Jungle" refugee camp life is extremely hard, and the eviction of camp residents by French authorities won't make it easier.
17 February 2016
The Malaysian government is now blocking the blogging platform Medium, in an apparent effort to censor the Malaysian investigative news organization Sarawak Report.
13 February 2016
11 February 2016
Global Voices Advocacy's Netizen Report offers an international snapshot of challenges, victories, and emerging trends in Internet rights around the world.
1 February 2016
The 2016 “Simone de Beauvoir Prize" has been awarded to Giusi Nicolini, mayor of Lampedusa and Linosa. She has been called "lioness" “for her brave actions in favour of refugees”