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The Week That Was at Global Voices Podcast: Priorities, Anyone?

In this edition, Global Voices News Editor Lauren Finch and I — Managing Editor at Global Voices– take you to China, Mexico, Jamaica, Macedonia and Uganda.

In China, we tell you about Chinese dissidents being horrified after Twitter hired a former Chinese military officer to develop their business strategy in the greater China region. Oiwan Lam brought our attention to this story.

Then we head to Mexico to a story brought to us by our partner Sin Embargo, where the Mexican government's favorite contractor is displacing an indigenous community to build a highway. Next, we set our sights on Jamaica, where our author Emma Lewis wrote a story about students at Deaf Can! Coffee who learn how to make coffee and also learn how to run all aspects of the business. On to Macedonia, where the streets are full of protesters demanding justice. Our contributor Goran Rizaof reported the story.

Finally, we’re off to Uganda, where people are peeved at their government's perceived priorities. The country's only radiotherapy machine for cancer treatment recently broke down. It used to serve over 27 thousand patients every year, but it’s now beyond repair. Our contributor Prudence Nyamishana joins the podcast to tell us more about why Ugandans are upset and what a porn detector machine has to do with it.

In this episode of the Week that Was at Global Voices, we featured Creative Commons licensed music from the Free Music Archive, including Please Listen Carefully by Jahzzar; Twitterpated by Floating Spirits; Gladiator by Tommy Tornado; Good Riddance by Ars Sonor; Highway 101 by Josh Spacek; and Sex and Lucia by Gary Lucas.

Many thanks to our authors, translators and editors who helped make this episode possible. Expect to hear our voices again in two weeks.

Image in Soundcloud thumbnail: Photo of a radiotherapy machine by Prof Seegensmiedt. Released under Creative Commons.

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