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What were Global Voices’ readers up to last week?

PHOTO: Georgia Popplewell.

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 23-29, 2018.

Where in the world are Global Voices’ readers?

Last week, our stories and translations attracted readers from 186 countries! The top 20 countries represented across all of Global Voices’ sites were:

1. United States
2. India
3. Philippines
4. United Kingdom
5. Canada
6. France
7. Germany
8. Australia
9. Pakistan
10. Japan
11. Nigeria
12. South Africa
13. Italy
14. Peru
15. Brazil
16. Russia
17. Singapore
18. Malaysia
19. Netherlands
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:

92. Cyprus
108. Albania
143. Solomon Islands
164. Nauru
41. Saudi Arabia

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. #ThemToo: Syrian Women Tell Stories of Rape in Regime Prisons
2. Will a World Cup Joke force France to have a necessary conversation about Africa?
3. Why Bamyan province brings out the best of Afghanistan
4. Why Syrian refugees in Lebanon fear going back to an Assad-controlled Syria
5. A guide to Pakistan's 2018 general elections

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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