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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 25-July 1, 2018.

Where in the world are Global Voices’ readers?

Last week, our stories and translations attracted readers from 197 countries! The top 20 countries represented across all of Global Voices’ sites were:

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

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:

81. Qatar
185. Seychelles
165. New Caledonia
109. Finland
132. Armenia

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. Rising star footballer is among more than a million Uyghurs sent to Chinese ‘re-education’ camps
2. No paper, no electricity, no news: Information controls keep coming in Venezuela
3. Iranian lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh jailed on national security charges for representing hijab protesters
4. The Nepali “sausage vine” evergreen plant is famous in the United Kingdom, yet remains unknown in Nepal
5. Vietnam’s new Cybersecurity Law could further undermine free speech and disrupt businesses

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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