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What were Global Voices’ readers up to last week?

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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 18-24, 2018.

Where in the world are Global Voices’ readers?

Last week, our stories and translations attracted readers from 201 countries! The top 20 countries represented across all of Global Voices’ sites were:

1. United States
2. Iraq
3. Saudi Arabia
4. Brazil
5. Japan
6. Turkey
7. France
8. Argentina
9. Philippines
10. Mexico
11. Spain
12. Peru
13. Syria
14. Taiwan
15. Jordan
16. Lebanon
17. Italy
18. Colombia
19. Germany
20. Bangladesh

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. Ireland
158. Maldives
93. Hungary
100. Kyrgyzstan
23. United Kingdom

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. Gangs and trade wars: What kind of Mexico awaits the new president?
2. The Nepali “sausage vine” evergreen plant is famous in the United Kingdom, yet remains unknown in Nepal
3. Guyana’s LGBT community hosts its first ever gay pride parade 
4. Russians thrilled by World Cup’s kick off, despite looming pension and tax reforms
5. Can the United States connect Cubans to the internet? A historical review from the Cuban perspective

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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