Global Voices

What were Global Voices’ readers up to last week?

During the week of May 14-20, 2018, our stories and translations attracted readers from 211 countries. Number 109 on the list? Gabon. And number 13? Germany.

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At Global Voices, our community researches, writes, edits, and translates stories with a mission to support human rights and build bridges of understanding across countries, cultures, and languages.

We don't publish just to grab clicks or follow a news trend. We do, however, like to keep track of the ways in which our hard work has impact around the world.

To that end, one useful metric is how readers respond to our stories and translations. So let's take a look at who our readers were and what caught their attention during the week of May 14-20, 2018.

Where in the world are Global Voices’ readers?

Last week, our stories and translations attracted readers from 211 countries! The top 20 countries represented across all of Global Voices’ sites were:

1. United States
2. Brazil
3. France
4. Japan
5. Mexico
6. Spain
7. Colombia
8. Argentina
9. Taiwan
10. Peru
11. Bangladesh
12. Italy
13. Germany
14. Ecuador
15. United Kingdom
16. Russia
17. Canada
18. India
19. Chile
20. Indonesia

But that's only a small slice of the diversity of our readership. Let's use the True Random Number Generator from and take a look at a few other countries on the list:

153. Somalia
109. Gabon
114. Bosnia & Herzegovina
148. Estonia
69. Tunisia

Global Voices in English

The English-language site is where the majority of original content is first published at Global Voices. The top five most-read stories of last week were:

1. Social media platforms are ablaze as Turks say “enough” to President Erdogan
2. Bangladesh blasts off with their first ever satellite launch into space
3. Interview with Rosaly Lopes, a Brazilian NASA astronomer and the first woman to edit the journal founded by Carl Sagan
4. Hungary’s regime is exporting instability and propaganda to the Balkans
5. Netizen Report: What do Iran, Pakistan and Russia have in common? They all ban Telegram. 

Global Voices Lingua

Lingua is a project that translates Global Voices stories into languages other than English. There are about 30 active Lingua sites. Below is last week's most-read story or translation on each active language site.




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