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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 July 2-8, 2018.

Where in the world are Global Voices’ readers?

Last week, our stories and translations attracted readers from 203 countries! The top 20 countries represented across all of Global Voices’ sites were:

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

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:

39. Switzerland
149. Mauritius
57. Uruguay
70. Côte d’Ivoire
114. Timor-Leste

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. Tired of murders targeting women, Ugandans take to the streets in peaceful protest
3. First comprehensive study on child abuse in Madagascar points to alarming level of violence 
4. In the face of nation-wide violent deaths, Nigerians seek a better deal
5. The women behind Armenia’s “Velvet Revolution”

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.

Amharic

Arabic

Bangla

Chinese (simplified)

Chinese (traditional)

Czech

Dutch

Esperanto

French

German

Greek

Hungarian

Indonesian

Italian

Japanese

Korean

Macedonian

Malagasy

Nepali

Polish

Portuguese

Punjabi

Russian

Serbian

Spanish

Swahili

Turkish

Urdu

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