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What is Global Voices?

Photo taken on January 25, 2015 in Cebu, Philippines, , to commemorate GV's 10th anniversary.CC BY-NC 2.0.

Photo taken to commemorate GV's 10th anniversary in Cebu, Philippines. CC BY-NC 2.0

We are a border-less, largely volunteer community of more than 1400 writers, analysts, online media experts, and translators.

Global Voices has been leading the conversation on citizen media reporting since 2005. We curate, verify and translate trending news and stories you might be missing on the Internet, from blogs, independent press and social media in 167 countries.

Many of the world's most interesting and important stories aren't in just one place. Sometimes they’re scattered in bits and pieces across the Internet, in blog posts and tweets, and in multiple languages. These are the stories we accurately report on Global Voices—and translate into more than 40 languages.

What we do

Report: Our trusted team of editors and writers reports on 167 countries in our entirely virtual non-profit newsroom.

Translate: Our international team of translators renders our stories into more than 40 languages.

Defend: Our Advox project defends online rights and freedoms and fights censorship.

Empower: Our Rising Voices project empowers isolated and marginalized communities with tools, skills, and support.

Connect: We organize summits for our global contributors and the public to meet face-to-face. Hundreds have met in 8 different countries in the past ten years.

Learn about all our projects here.


We work to find the most compelling and important stories coming from marginalized and misrepresented communities. We speak out against online censorship and support new ways for people to gain access to the Internet.

Our culture

We value curiosity, honesty, and connectedness in the name of understanding and friendship across borders. Our goal is to empower people who value justice, equality, and empathy.

Legal Status

Global Voices is incorporated in the Netherlands as Stichting Global Voices, a nonprofit foundation. The Global Voices community is comprised of volunteer contributors and contracted staff, governed by a board of directors. Read more about our work in our annual reports, which incorporate our annual financials.

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