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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.

Why are young people protesting in Thailand?

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions which prohibit mass gatherings, young Thai activists continue to organize massive protests. This marks the first time when the Thai monarchy has been talked about…

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….

Belarus in turmoil

Belarus is undergoing perhaps its most serious political crisis since independence. This eastern European country of nearly 10 million has been ruled by President Alyaksandr Lukashenka since 1994. The former…

Documenting state-directed persecution of minorities in China's Xinjiang region

Over a million people from Turkic and Han Muslim groups have been incarcerated, and that is just a part of the pain.

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

These analytical stories, from seven African countries — Algeria, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Sudan, Tunisia and Uganda — examined identity-driven hate speech as it manifests in digital spaces.

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.

#IdentityMatrix: African languages and digital rights 

These activists are working to promote inclusion and the visibility of African languages like Bambara, Khoekhoe, N|uu, Swahili and Yorùbá in digital spaces.

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…

Pride Month 2020: Honoring the resilience of the global LGBTQ+ community

This year, COVID-19 is affecting Pride Month as many public events, including festivals and Pride Parades, have to be cancelled or significantly reduced because of health risks.

Black Lives Matter and anti-black racism: Global reactions

A compilation of reactions from around the world to the protests sparked by the May 25 killing of black American George Floyd by a white police officer in the United…

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…

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.

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.

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.

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…

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…

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…

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