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Special Coverage

On these pages we summarize more extensive Global Voices coverage of major news events through blogs and citizen media worldwide. If you have suggestions for new special coverage pages, please email us.

Sri Lanka in crisis

Sri Lanka is in crisis after protests against the nation's Rajapaksa government intensified at the end of March 2022 over economic and social issues. Officials are violently cracking down on dissenters.

World Press Freedom Day 2022

The past few years have presented unprecedented challenges for journalists and others working in media as they were increasingly targeted for repression, arrested, silenced, threatened, and more. 

Russia invades Ukraine

Russia's brazen invasion of Ukraine marks a dangerous new phase in the history of Eastern Europe, with serious implications for the post-Cold War international order.

Striking the wrong notes

Music can be used to both trigger emotional responses and sway public opinion, which has led some governments to censor music on the basis of political, religious, or ethical disagreements.

The USSR's legacy 30 years on

As we mark the 30th anniversary of the end of the USSR, this special coverage seeks to explore Soviet heritage, its relevance today, and its enduring legacy around the world.

Afghanistan's Great Dispersal

The effects of this crisis will spread farther than Afghanistan and are already having global consequences. In our special coverage, we explore how the cataclysm in Afghanistan is affecting communities worldwide.

Sports and diversity

We look at sports from the perspective of people who are not historically the main subjects of sporting focus or success, to consider their achievements, their struggles, the injustices they face.

Myanmar's Spring Revolution

Myanmar’s “Spring Revolution” aims to unite the country’s citizens in strong rejection of the February 1 military coup, civil resistance, and a call for the return of democratic rule.

What’s science without women?

Women are highly underrepresented in research: They make up less than 30 percent of the world's scientists, technologists, engineers, and mathematicians. And women of color are less represented still.

Fighting rising inequality in Colombia

What started in Colombia as demonstrations against a tax reform transformed into a rallying call for more equality and less military and police violence.

Belarus In Turmoil

Belarus is undergoing perhaps its most serious political crisis since independence.

What Eurovision tells us about Europe

The Eurovision Song Contest—and the reactions it evokes—provides a compelling lens through which to regard contemporary Europe, its politics, its self-image and its presumed values.

Myanmar elections 2020

Myanmar’s general election is scheduled for November 8. Around 7,000 candidates from over 90 parties are competing for 1,171 legislative seats. This election is considered crucial to the consolidation of Myanmar’s democratic transition.

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