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What were Global Voices’ readers up to last week?

“Are you you. You are you. Who are you.” Photo by Flickr user Eden, Janine and Jim. 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 June 11-17, 2018.

Where in the world are Global Voices’ readers?

Last week, our stories and translations attracted readers from 205 countries! The top 20 countries represented across all of Global Voices’ sites were:

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

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:

53. Kenya
42. Guatemala
157. Montenegro
78. Senegal
186. Botswana

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. ‘You cannot be a liberator and a thief at the same time’: Video shows Russian forces disciplining Syrian soldiers for looting
2. Singapore: Is it a city or country? (originally published in 2009)
3. Mexico: Indigenous long-distance runner wins international race (originally published in 2013)
4. Trinidad and Tobago’s religious leaders ‘unite to divide’ people around the issue of gay rights
5. Leading independent websites go dark as Tanzania’s ‘blogger tax’ deadline approaches

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

Chinese (simplified)

Chinese (traditional)

Czech

Dutch

French

German

Greek

Hungarian

Indonesian

Italian

Japanese

Korean

Macedonian

Malagasy

Nepali

Polish

Portuguese

Punjabi

Russian

Spanish

Swahili

Turkish

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