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 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.
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'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.
China is hosting its second-ever Olympic Games in February 2022 and the international gathering has turned out to be much more than a sports event.
Kazakhstan's stifling calm is shattered, and the fault lines have long been visible.
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.
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.
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.
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” 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.
The first half of 2021 has been a mixed bag of encouraging and alarming news for the LGBTQI+ community around the world.
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.
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 is undergoing perhaps its most serious political crisis since independence.
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.
Global Voices’ coverage features stories and eyewitness accounts of citizen journalists, media partners, and local researchers.
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’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.
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?
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.
This student-led pro-democracy movement marks the first time in modern Thai history that the monarchy has been criticized publicly.