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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.

Moldova: Waiting for another kingmaker?

Turbulent politics is no novelty for Moldova. It is, by conventional cliche, a country trapped: sandwiched between Ukraine and Romania, caught between Russia and the West, and ensnared by poverty…

The identity matrix: Platform regulation of online threats to expression in Africa

  Conflicts centered on identity online can turn ugly — and potentially dangerous.  Across Africa, attacks on language, culture, gender, religion, and ethnic identity are increasingly prevalent on social media…

Are reforms in Uzbekistan bringing real change to the people?

In late 2019, the magazine The Economist selected the Central Asian state of Uzbekistan as “the country of the year” for the pace of its economic reforms and political changes….

COVID-19: Global coverage for a pandemic

Global Voices’ special coverage of COVID-19 offers a view on the pandemic from the perspective of our global community of contributors.

Who is paying the cost of India’s declining democracy?

India is often called the world's largest democracy, a title it can certainly claim in terms of voters, as 900 million people are eligible to cast ballots. But a closer…

Inside Kashmir's crisis

On August 5, India's government revoked Article 370 of the Indian constitution that had provided special autonomy to the disputed state of Jammu and Kashmir.

How do women fight gender violence in Latin America?

Latin America is infamous for its high rates of femicide and gender-based violence, but women and men are fighting back.

Marcell Shehwaro's Dispatches on Syria

In this powerful, award-winning series for Global Voices, Syrian blogger and activist Marcell Shehwaro describes her life in Aleppo, the heart of Syria's armed conflict, and in exile.

How is COVID-19 reshaping the political and global future of China?

The Wuhan coronavirus is not just a health crisis, it is also a major political moment of truth.

Taiwan 2020 Presidential Elections

Taiwan is holding presidential elections on January 11th, 2020 to determine the course of its political and economic orientation for the next four years. Following six months of political unrest…

Internet disruption: a growing and global phenomenon

Across the globe, the internet has penetrated everyday activities to such an extent that any disruption in access directly affects a vast array of human activities: personal communication, consumption and…

Writing toward freedom: Politics and digital rights in Africa

With support from The Collaboration on International ICT Policy for East and Southern Africa (CIPESA), Global Voices has launched a project that examines interferences with digital rights during key political…

The people of Hong Kong versus the China extradition bill

Since March 2019, Hongkongers have been demonstrating strenuously against a proposed amendment to the city's extradition laws. If passed, the bill would authorize the extradition of crime suspects to mainland…

Taxed, throttled or thrown in jail: Africa’s new internet paradigm

Across the continent, the legal and economic costs of speaking up are rising.

A duty to remember: 30 years after Tiananmen

In 1989, China's military undertook a brutal crackdown on student-led demonstrations that culminated in the Tiananmen Square Massacre on June 4. 30 years on, we memorialize those events and their…

#NigeriaDecides2019: Everything you need to know for this year's general elections

The Global Voices sub-Saharan Africa team is proud to present a full range of articles on one of the most important elections on the African continent in 2019 — the…

A timeline of Venezuela's political deadlock

It has been a long time since the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela has known political stability. From the 2013 death of Hugo Chávez, to the 2017 political de-fanging of legislative…

AfroCine: Celebrating African cinema around the world

Since 2005, our sub-Saharan Africa contributors have written about films and the film industry in their countries. We've compiled over 40 of those posts from more than 20 countries.

Billions served? Human rights in the Facebook era

Tracking hate speech, harassment, and political censorship on the world’s largest social network

What Is Happening in Venezuela?

Venezuela doesn't have one crisis. It has many crises, and ordinary Venezuelans are suffering the consequences.

How globalization, identity and culture intersect in art

In this series, Omid Memarian speaks to renowned international artists who live and work away from their place of origin.

The Kashmiri People Versus the Indian State

The struggle for independence in Indian-administered Kashmir, which has been brewing since 1989, has taken on a renewed dimension in recent years.

From the GV archives: Human rights in the Facebook era

Ten years of stories on censorship, harassment and human rights in the Facebook era.

The fall of Syria's Eastern Ghouta

Ordinary people have borne the brunt of the Syrian government's “starve or surrender” strategy.

Iran, as Told by Iranian Journalists and Writers

A series of interviews with Iranian “bridge figures” who are passionate about explaining their often misunderstood country to the world.

Mexican Journalists Say ‘No to Silence’

Powerful entities routinely intimidate journalists who investigate state corruption and drug-related violence.

2017 Special Coverage

An archive of Global Voices special coverage pages from 2017.

2016 Special Coverage

An archive of Global Voices special coverage pages from 2016.

2015 Special Coverage

An archive of Global Voices special coverage pages from 2015.

2014 Special Coverage

An archive of Global Voices special coverage pages from 2014.

2013 Special Coverage

An archive of Global Voices special coverage pages from 2013.

2012 Special Coverage

An archive of Global Voices special coverage pages from 2012.

2011 Special Coverage

An archive of Global Voices special coverage pages from 2011.

2010 Special Coverage

An archive of Global Voices special coverage pages from 2010.

2009 Special Coverage

An archive of Global Voices special coverage pages from 2009.

2008 Special Coverage

An archive of Global Voices special coverage pages from 2008.

2007 Special Coverage

An archive of Global Voices special coverage pages from 2007

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