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The Week That Was at Global Voices Podcast: The Defenders

The Week That Was podcast takes a look at some of the stories that we’ve published recently on Global Voices.

This week we take you to Cambodia, Syria, Tajikistan, The Gambia and Colombia, where we talk about the defenders protecting their communities from deforestation, government negligence or incompetence and brutal bombings. We also speak to GV Latin America editor Laura Vidal about why the residents of Medellín in Colombia renamed their city.

Many thanks to all our authors, translators and editors who helped make this edition possible. This episode features stories by Mong Palatino, Echo of Truth, Amira Al Hussaini, Lara AlMalakeh, Demba Kandeh and Cati Restrepo. We also featured Creative Commons licensed music from the Free Music Archive, including Please listen carefully by Jahzaar; Dramatic theme by the PK Jazz Collective; All The Best Fakers by Nick Jaina;You Know Who You Are by Alan Singley; and Breathe in the Static by Kirk Pearson and BIT.

Listeners also heard Lean Street by Ketsa, used with the artist's permission.

Expect to hear our voices again in two weeks.

Image in Soundcloud thumbnail is from Instagram user danielup_, posted with the caption, “New toy. Not fun: very necessary. Indignation. #Medehollín”.

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