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What Were Global Voices’ Readers up to Last Week?

“Reader! Past, present, future.” Photo by Flickr user Caffeinatrix. CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

At Global Voices, our community researches, writes, edits, and translates stories with a mission to support human rights and build bridges of understanding across countries, cultures, and languages.

We don't publish just to grab clicks or follow a news trend. We do, however, like to keep track of the ways in which our hard work has impact around the world.

To that end, one useful metric is how readers respond to our stories and translations. So let's take a look at who our readers were and what caught their attention during the week of February 12-18, 2018.

Where in the world are Global Voices’ readers?

Last week, our stories and translations attracted readers from 209 countries! The top 20 countries represented across all of Global Voices’ sites were:

  1. United States
  2. Japan
  3. France
  4. Brazil
  5. Mexico
  6. Canada
  7. Spain
  8. Trinidad & Tobago
  9. Colombia
  10. United Kingdom
  11. Italy
  12. Russia
  13. Germany
  14. India
  15. Philippines
  16. Bangladesh
  17. Argentina
  18. Indonesia
  19. Peru
  20. Taiwan

But that's only a small slice of the diversity of our readership. Let's use the True Random Number Generator from Random.org and take a look at a few other countries on the list:

139. Somalia
153. Maldives
87. Antigua & Barbuda
68. Honduras
125. Bahrain

Global Voices in English

The English-language site is where the majority of original content is first published at Global Voices. The top five most-read stories of last week were:

  1. Trinidad & Tobago Finally Gets Its ‘Steups’ Emoji
  2. An Introduction to #MeToo in Japan
  3. How Apple is Paving the Way to a ‘Cloud Dictatorship’ in China 
  4. The Pollution in Iran's Ahwaz Region Turns Deadly
  5. As the World Celebrates Bob Marley Day, Reggae is Changing and So Are Its Fans

Global Voices Lingua

Lingua is a project that translates Global Voices stories into languages other than English. There are about 30 active Lingua sites. Below is last week's most-read story or translation on each active language site.

Arabic

Aymara

Bangla

Chinese (simplified)

Chinese (traditional)

Czech

Dutch

Esperanto

Farsi

French

German

Greek

Hindi

Hungarian

Indonesian

Italian

Japanese

Korean

Kurdish

Macedonian

Malagasy

Nepali

Polish

Portuguese

Romanian

Russian

Spanish

Swahili

Turkish

Urdu

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