See all those languages up there? We translate Global Voices stories to make the world's citizen media available to everyone.

Learn more about Lingua Translation  »

January, 2014

Stories from January, 2014

31 January 2014

Films on Digital Security Turn a Shade of Noir

A Visual and Musical Journey Through Myanmar

Photos Uzbek Authorities Do Not Want You To See

Have Acne? South Korea Will Tax Your Treatment

Taxing your pimple outbreak? It is indeed a creative way to collect more taxes.

“Disaster” for Supporters of Ukraine Protests in Uzbekistan

Teaching of “Religion and Morality” In Bangladesh Schools

Birds Avoiding Bhopal

Iran: Several Miners Arrested

Whistleblower Barrister Expelled for Denoucing Dictatorial Trends in Burundi

GV Face: Social Media and the Meteoric Rise of India's Aam Aadmi Party

GV Face

"Indians are demanding accountability today." This Friday in our weekly Hangout series, we discuss the role of social media in the Aam Aadmi Party's meteoric rise in India.

Don't Stop the Party: Copyright Issues Threaten Trinidad Carnival Fete

The Copyright Organisation of Trinidad and Tobago has threatened to shut down a popular Carnival fete, but organisers and patrons alike now have a voice through social media.

How Brazilian Taxpayer Money Finances Construction Projects in the Amazon

During three months, reporters from Agência Pública sought to uncover the trail of investments of the National Bank of Economic and Social Development (BNDES) in infrastructure projects in the Amazon.

Egypt's Anti-Terrorism Law to Target Internet

Facebook, among other sites, will come under new scrutiny in Egypt, when a draft "anti-terrorism" law comes into effect.

China: A Glass of Swine

Old Video of Official Slapping Chinese Tennis Star Li Na Goes Viral

China's sports system is notorious for its abuse of athletes.

Australian Journalist Peter Greste Caught in Egypt's Media Crackdown

Everyday Ukrainian Life in 1942 Depicted Through Fifty Color Photos

30 January 2014

Landfill Smoke Continues To Hold Trinidad's Capital Hostage

For the fourth consecutive day, anyone venturing into Port of Spain has had to endure thick, toxic smoke drifting from the city's main landfill. Netizens are complaining on Twitter.

The Cost of Living in Rio de Janeiro Is Too Damn High

In Rio de Janeiro, you'll pay 72 reals (30 US dollars) for chicken stroganoff or 43 reals (18.20 US dollars) for a green salad. Residents have had enough.

New Spanish Cardinal Believes that Homosexuality is a “Defect”

"With all respect I am saying that homosexuality is a defective way of expressing sexuality," said the Spanish cardinal Fernando Sebastián Aguilar.

Receive great stories from around the world directly in your inbox.

Sign up to receive the best of Global Voices
* = required field
Email Frequency



No thanks, show me the site