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What were Global Voices’ readers up to last week?

The WHO ARE YOU key. Photo by Flickr user Paul Downey. CC BY 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 April 9-15, 2018.

Where in the world are Global Voices’ readers?

Last week, our stories and translations attracted readers from 211 countries! The top 20 countries represented across all of Global Voices’ sites were:

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

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:

95. Azerbaijan
44. Dominican Republic
92. Qatar
61. Belarus
154. Niger

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. Jamaican Dancehall Star Buju Banton’s Impending Release from Prison Sparks Renewed Controversy
2. Forced Onto Live TV With Her Employer, a Migrant Domestic Worker in Lebanon Recants Claims of Abuse
3. Look What Large-Scale Mining Did to These Four Beautiful Philippine Islands (originally published in 2015)
4. Trinidad & Tobago’s LGBT Community Speaks Out as Court Decision on ‘Buggery’ Law Approaches
5. PHOTOS: Celebration as High Court Deems Trinidad & Tobago ‘Buggery’ Law ‘Unconstitutional’

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

Bangla

Catalan

Chinese (simplified)

Chinese (traditional)

Dutch

Esperanto

French

German

Greek

Hungarian

Indonesian

Italian

Japanese

Macedonian

Malagasy

Nepali

Polish

Portuguese

Punjabi

Russian

Serbian

Spanish

Turkish

Urdu

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