Global Voices

What were Global Voices’ readers up to last week?

During the week of May 28-June 3, 2018, our stories and translations attracted readers from 206 countries. Number 20 on the list? Oman. And number 117? Togo.

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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 28-June 3, 2018.

Where in the world are Global Voices’ readers?

Last week, our stories and translations attracted readers from 206 countries! The top 20 countries represented across all of Global Voices’ sites were:

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

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:

105. Kyrgyzstan
154. Andorra
26. Tanzania
117. Togo
189. Chad

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. Macedonians manage to joke about a serious naming dispute with Greece
2. How ‘African’ is Northern Africa?
3. Swiss brewery sparks protests in Nepal for naming new beer with timur flavor after late king
4. Malaysia’s new government urged to implement media reforms
5. Who are China’s political prisoners? A human rights assessment, 29 years after Tiananmen

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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