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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.

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.

Pride 2021: Growing visibility, increasing attacks

The first half of 2021 has been a mixed bag of encouraging and alarming news for the LGBTQI+ community around the world.

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.

The junta seizes Myanmar again. Will democracy prevail?

Global Voices’ coverage features stories and eyewitness accounts of citizen journalists, media partners, and local researchers.

Digital rights under lockdown: Government control of the COVID-19 narrative in Africa

Digital Rights Under Lockdown,” invited nine reporters to research and the state of digital rights during the pandemic in Algeria, Tunisia, Nigeria, Namibia, Tanzania, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Mozambique and Ethiopia.

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.

How the Karabakh conflict is transforming regional politics

War returns to Nagorno-Karabakh, on a scale unseen since the 1994 ceasefire. As more lives are lost in a bid to secure this corner of the Caucasus, what must be done to win peace?

#EndSARS: A youth movement to end police brutality in Nigeria

Nigeria’s Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) has long been notorious for human rights violations. In October 2020, the Nigerian youth have risen up en masse to wage war against its brutality.

Why are young people protesting in Thailand?

This student-led pro-democracy movement marks the first time in modern Thai history that the monarchy has been criticized publicly.

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