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Global Voices to collaborate with UNESCO on a digital activism toolkit for promoting languages online

A new Rising Voices-UNESCO project will be co-designed with networks of language digital activists to share best practices and strategies to overcome existing challenges.

Rising Voices’ Activismo Lenguas initiative receives International Mother Language Award

“This award is a testament to the impact that language digital activists are having across Latin America and the great potential of their work."

WATCH: ‘The Milk Tea Alliance'—Thailand, Taiwan and Hong Kong's unified fight for democracy’

Missed the live-stream of the Global Voices Insights webinar on the "Milk Tea Alliance"? Here's a replay.

WATCH: Belarus 2020: Still uploading?

In this edition of our Global Voices Insights series, media analyst Maryia Sadouvskaya-Komlach, artist Rufina Bezlova and scholar Gregory Asmolov revisit the events in Belarus following the August 2020 presidential...

Global Voices condemns the attacks on North Macedonia NGO Metamorphosis Foundation

We call on North Macedonia's public authorities to investigate the attacks and enforce the appropriate legal remedies against the perpetrators, as well as provide protection to Metamorphosis staff. 

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.

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