2013 Special Coverage

Bloodbath in Egypt

Morsi's one-year reign as the President of Egypt has come to an end. Massive, coordinated protests calling for the senior leader of the Muslim Brotherhood to resign, swept across the country on June 30, 2013. Within three days, the Egyptian military responded by suspending the constitution and appointing an interim replacement for Morsi.

China's Pollution Problem

China's obsessive push for economic growth in recent decades has taken a terrible toll on the country's environment. Heavy smog plagues many of China's metropolitan areas. Mining and chemical waste contaminate the soil, which in turn contaminates the food that grows in it. Industrial runoff pollutes water sources, making it…

Bangladesh's #Shahbag Protests

Hundreds of thousands are occupying Shahbag, an intersection in the heart of capital city Dhaka, and demanding the death penalty for war crimes committed during Bangladesh's liberation from Pakistan in 1971.

China's Press Censorship Protests

Rare protests against press censorship in China are taking place online and offline. The protests were triggered after an editorial of the newspaper Southern Weekend (also known as Southern Weekly) was censored and re-written by a provincial propaganda department.

Death of Hugo Chavez

On 5 March 2013, after 14 years as president of Venezuela, Hugo Chávez Frías died at the age of 58. Chávez had been battling cancer since 2010. His illness prevented him from taking oath of office after he was re-elected for a fourth term in October of last year. Chávez was celebrated as…

Demystifying Russia's Caucasus Network

Mari Bastashevski and Sergey Ponomarev have produced this series of texts and videos for Global Voices’ RuNet Echo project to describe the blogosphere of the Russian North Caucasus.

Haiyan Devastates the Philippines

On November 8, 2013 the devastating storm super typhoon Haiyan hit the islands of Central Philippines, caused a tsunami-like surge to kill more than 4000 people in an instant. Thousands more have been stranded in a wasteland that used to be their homes.

Latin America: Migrant Journeys

NACLA Report on the Americas and Global Voices will explore migration issues between Latin America and the United States in a series of weekly posts that combine analysis on current political issues with exploration of local voices in blogs and social media.

Trending: #Snowden #ResetTheNet #StopSpying

It's been a year since this generation's most famous whistleblower Edward Snowden, lifted the curtain on America's massive global spying machine – what have you done to protect yourself?

Pakistan Votes 2013

Pakistan's 2013 general elections, scheduled for May 11, 2013, will be the first time a democratic government has succeeded another democratic government in the country's history. The weeks leading up to the voting day have been plagued with violence, dozens of people have been killed in bombings targeting campaigns, rallies and crowded places. In April, the Pakistani Taliban warned voters and vowed to step up attacks against secular politicians.

Remembering Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela, the first black president of South Africa who played a crucial role in that country's dismantling of apartheid, died on Thursday, December 5, 2013 at the age of 95. The beloved statesman and Nobel Peace Prize laureate, who is often referred to as Madiba, spent 27 years in prison for his political activities during the country's white minority rule before becoming president.

Surviving in Syria

Our Special Coverage aims to highlight the faces of strength and survival rising from the deadly conflict that is raging in Syria.

Ukraine's #Euromaidan Protests

What began as pro-EU demonstrations in the Ukrainian capital Kyiv, which were largely unnoticed by Western media, has now turned into a mass movement to “take back the country.”

Russia Votes

Dozens of executive and legislative positions will be up for grabs, including mayor’s seats in Moscow and Yekaterinburg, where prominent opposition bloggers Alexey Navalny and Evgeny Roizman challenge the status quo in uniquely contested races.

Brazil's Vinegar Revolt

What began as demonstrations in Sao Paulo by a group opposed to rising bus fares has become a nationwide protest movement against the government's priorities ahead of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.