Stories from 20 December 2013
Hoping for a new start after a prolonged political crisis, Malagasy citizens went to the polls to select a new president on December 20.
Bahraini blogger Manaf Al Muhandis tweets from a sermon before Friday prayers in Bahrain, in which the preacher declares that celebrating National Day is a sin.
For our 2013 end-of-year campaign we asked members of the Global Voices family to fill you in on what their countries are really about.
In this episode of GV Face we speak to activists gathering signatures and raising awareness about the need for "basic income" - no work required - in Europe.
Darayya's Free Women have engaged in numerous protests and initiatives since the beginning of the Syrian uprising, in the spring of 2011. Today, they work from exile - and prison.
The dramatic arrest of India's deputy consul in New York Devyani Khobragade on charges of visa fraud for overstating the wages of her housekeeper has renewed concern for domestic workers.
Political strife and 500 civilians already reported dead: what, exactly, is behind the current crisis in the world's newest nation?
One student's handwritten poster hung on his university's bulletin board voicing his frustration with social justice has gone viral in South Korea and inspired others to do the same.
Take a look at what life was like in Japan some 150 years ago, thanks to a series of photos that recently entered the public domain.