The Week That Was at Global Voices Podcast: The Status Quo Has Got to Go

The Week That Was at Global Voices podcast takes a look at some of the stories that have recently come out of the Global Voices newsroom. This week, we speak to our contributor Endalk about protests, identity politics and state violence in Ethiopia.

We also tell you tales of tragedy, discrimination, and language activism from Pakistan, Trinidad and Tobago and Australia. And Salma Essam, narrates the anguish she’s feeling on the third anniversary of the Rabaa massacre in Egypt.

Many thanks to Sana Saleem, Eduardo Avila, Janine Mendes-Franco and all our authors, translators and editors who helped make this episode possible.

In this edition, we featured Creative Commons licensed music from the Free Music Archive, including Please Listen Carefully by Jahzzar (CC BY-SA 4.0); Clover by Little Glass Men (CC BY 4.0); Stay by Igor_Khabarov (CC BY-NC 3.0); Modulation of the Spirit by Little Glass Men (CC BY 3.0 US); The Sink by Cory Gray (CC BY-NC 3.0); Se recourber by Monplaisir (CC0 1.0); and Bongo Avenger by Eric & Ryan Kilkenny (CC BY-NC 4.0).

The feature image in this story is a protest in Ethiopia from Abdi Lemessa's Facebook page. Used with permission.

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