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Ghost cities in a COVID-19 world

Videos of empty cities from around the world curated by Global Voices' contributors.

Farewell to Lina Ben Mhenni, Tunisian blogger and human rights defender

We mourn the passing of Lina Ben Mhenni, a prominent Tunisian blogger, human rights defender, Global Voices contributor and one of the brightest voices of the 2011 Tunisian revolution.

Global Voices Honors the Life of Open Web Activist Bassel Khartabil, Executed by the Syrian Regime

We honor all of Bassel's work as a leader in the open web movement, and the efforts of all those who advocated for his release over the past five years.

Prankster Blames Leap Year for Failure to Produce April Fool's Article

It makes absolutely no sense. But then, it was April Fool's.

Expand Your Movie-Watching Horizons With These 16 Films From Around the World

Follow the exploits of a transgender dad, a rotten tomato, Iranian rockers, a janitor-turned-mayor and others in this list of films that take you to the world beyond Hollywood.

The Best Stories of 2015, Handpicked by the Global Voices Community

We asked our editors, authors and translators from around the world which stories published on our site in 2015 were their favorites. Here's what they said.

Global Voices Community: We Stand With Hisham

As long-time friend and community member Hisham Almiraat faces trial in Morocco this week, the Global Voices community pays tribute to a man of unquestionable character, talent and amazing kindness.

Carrot Syrup, Potato Compresses and Nutmeg Necklaces: Grandma's Remedies From Around the World

An international array of nostrums, cures and concoctions, courtesy the grandmothers of Global Voices community members. Try a few and call us in the morning.

Global Voices Series Dispatches From Syria Wins Online Journalism Award

According to the judges who selected "Dispatches in Syria" as category winner, Marcell Shehwaro's “intensely personal writing found the gray areas in a war usually told from polar extremes.”

“Ethiopians Should Not Wait for Obama to Give Them Democracy”

"The united hands of our people are stronger than that of Western world! Let us do that and reign the democracy we are longing for!"

Gezi's Legacy? Biggest Party Humbled in Turkey's Game-Changing General Election

If a new coalition government is not formed in 45 days, fresh elections will be called.

Lights Out! In Many Global Cities, Power Outages Are Part of Everyday Life

"When it comes to power outages in Nigeria, I was born into it and the way things are going, I'll die without seeing an uninterrupted 24 hours supply of electricity."

Quiz: Are You At Risk of Becoming a Terrorist?

The quiz is inspired by a US government survey that is used to catch individuals at risk of turning to radical violence or communities at risk of incubating extremist ideologies.

Creating a Media of Empathy One Letter at a Time

How can we, as media makers, help create more empathy through our reporting? How can we stop punishing people by our failure to make their stories relevant to everyone?

Venezuela: Twitter Users Detained After Socialist Party Deputy is Slain

Numerous Twitter users have been detained by Venezuelan police in recent weeks, all on accusations linking them to the assassination of Socialist Party Deputy Robert Serra.

What Protesters in Hong Kong (and Anywhere Else) Should Know About FireChat

Two leading security experts explain the risks in using FireChat -- and offer some simple tips for digital safety in a protest environment.

Video of Ex-Michoacán Governor’s Son with a Cartel Leader Revives Corruption Accusations in Mexico

Governor Fausto Vallejo recently resigned amid allegations of corruption. Alleged links between he and his family to organized crime have been reported for a long time.

Can't Find Milk or Other Basics in Venezuela Thanks to a Food Shortage? This App Can Help

Abastéceme pinpoints the locations of items such as milk, flour and bread in Venezuela, where basic goods can be hard to find at times.

How Technology Is Helping People Learn—and Even Save—the World's Languages

Forward thinkers are harnessing the unprecedented power of technology to bring languages back from the brink of extinction, and in rare cases, to resurrect an extinct language.

‘Tajikistan's Detention of Alexander Sodiqov Cuts to the Core of What Research Scholars Do’

"The detention of Alexander Sodiqov cuts to the core of what research scholars do. They rigorously collect data, analyze them, and disseminate knowledge."

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