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23 May 2017

A Wikipedia Made for—and by—the Atikamekw First Nation in Canada

Rising Voices

An ongoing project, funded by the Wikimedia Foundation, is working with the Atikamekw community to develop Wikipedia content in their own language.

11 May 2017

What the Resistance to Trump Can Learn From Latin America

The Bridge

After decades of struggle, four lessons that movements in Latin America can teach those in the United States organizing against their own authoritarian leader, President Donald Trump.

2 May 2017

Fighting Fire With Fire: African Regional Body Proposes High Costs for Internet Shutdowns

Global Voices Advocacy

A new proposal would cut off technical resources for governments that shut down the Internet. But if governments go offline, the effects will unquestionably be felt by the public.

27 April 2017

Three Ways the Russian Government Is Trying to Control the Internet

RuNet EchoGlobal Voices Advocacy

“The Internet was created as a special project by the CIA,” Vladimir Putin announced three years ago. Since then, Russian authorities’ faith in the Internet has declined even further.

26 April 2017

Romania's Anti-Corruption Protests and the Burden of Shame

The Bridge

Though shadowed by a sense of national shame, for a few days Romania was an inspirational place, as people took to the streets and acknowledged the widespread reality of corruption.

30 March 2017

Global Inequality in Your Pocket: How Cheap Smartphones and Lax Policies Leave Us Vulnerable to Hacking

Global Voices Advocacy

People who are poor, socially marginalized, and less tech-savvy bear the greatest risk of attacks via mobile phones.

26 March 2017

In a Greek Refugee Camp: A Volunteer's Notebook

The Bridge

"As volunteers, we’re treated as though we’re not part of the story.... But whether we like it or not, we are part of the narrative and influence it, significantly."

14 February 2017

Marcus Garvey and President Obama's Missed Opportunity

The Bridge

By refusing to pardon or highlight the accomplishments of Marcus Garvey during his tenure, President Obama missed the opportunity for "honest discussion about race and the erasure of black heroes."

9 January 2017

On Aleppo: A Letter to a Historian in the Future

The Bridge

"Aleppo was the moment the world decided it had tired of even going through the motions."

6 January 2017

Is the World Ignoring Possible Genocide in Southern Kaduna in Nigeria?

"The level of barbarity was such that pregnant women got their wombs blown out and massacred before their children. And these innocent children were not spared either..."

2 January 2017

Award-Winning Chinese Human Rights Journalist: ‘This is a Calling, Not a Career Choice’

Global Voices Advocacy

Twenty-six-year-old journalist Zhao Sile won a Hong Kong Human Rights Press Award for her 2016 story, "The Fate of Chinese Rights NGOs."

17 December 2016

A Ceremony of Reconciliation in Colombia Shows How Peace is Made by People, not Treaties

"We want there to be peace and we're going to construct it. We're betting on the construction of peace. "

22 November 2016

I’m Qatari, and I Want to Be Able to Decide For Myself Who I Marry

The Bridge

"My marriage changed me. It took my outside my bubble, and made me question our culture’s values."

20 October 2016

Peace Activist Khurram Parvez's Illegal Detention in Kashmir Valley May Be Proof He's “Doing Something Right”

The Bridge

After his arrest on September 15, Parvez was charged under the Public Safety Act and sent to a prison facility nearly 300 kilometers from his family and legal counsel.

17 October 2016

Why Caribbean History Matters

The Bridge

Because "the legacies of slavery, imperialism, and historical responses to it are...evident in all the “weightier” concepts we associate with modernity: notions of citizenship, individual freedom, collective liberation, and nation."

15 October 2016

Iceland Is Trying to Elect Politicians Who “Know Who They Work For”

The Bridge

Icelanders' campaign to get their citizen-drafted constitution enacted "could be a rare victory for democracy reform this election cycle—and one that could inspire many elsewhere."

10 September 2016

Kashmir: Where ‘Digital India’ Ends

Global Voices Advocacy

Two months without internet is a long time. For Kashmiris, rather than a security measure, it feels more like collective punishment.

24 August 2016

Ahmad Abughaush, Jordanian Gold Medalist, and the Erasure of Palestinian Identity

The Bridge

To those who know the history of Palestine, Ahmad Abughaush's surname speaks volumes. Yet this information was absent from news reports on his gold medal triumph at the 2016 Olympics.

9 August 2016

Decades After Killings and Displacement, Afro-Colombians’ Struggle Isn’t Over

“Yesterday they displaced us, murdered us, and kidnapped us. Yesterday and today we are together holding hands with the world, resisting death, and resisting impunity.”

4 August 2016

Anonymous Eritrea: Communicating in a Paranoid State

Global Voices AdvocacyThe Bridge

Many believe that the state can monitor any Eritrean, in any corner of the world. The regime has successfully portrayed itself as omnipresent—this is fundamental to its survival.

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