Global Voices

What Were Global Voices’ Readers up to Last Week?

During the week of February 19-25, 2018, our stories and translations attracted readers from the majority of the world's countries. Number 31 on the list? Macedonia. And number 191? Comoros.

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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 February 19-25, 2018.

Where in the world are Global Voices’ readers?

Last week, our stories and translations attracted readers from 209 countries! The top 20 countries represented across all of Global Voices’ sites were:

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

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

129. Lithuania
94. Ghana
31. Macedonia
191. Comoros
75. Jordan

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. “Do Others Know We Exist?”: A Nurse’s Testimony from Syria’s Besieged Eastern Ghouta
2. Hannah Mouncey Becomes First Transgender Player in Australian Women’s State League Football
3. Trinidad & Tobago Finally Gets Its ‘Steups’ Emoji
4. All of the Soviet Union’s Academy Award-Winning Films Are Legally and Freely Available Online
5. Censorship in Serbia Hits a New Low After Newspaper ‘Edits’ an Obituary

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.

Arabic

Aymara

Bangla

Chinese (simplified)

Chinese (traditional)

Czech

Dutch

Esperanto

Farsi

French

German

Greek

Hindi

Hungarian

Indonesian

Italian

Japanese

Korean

Kurdish

Macedonian

Malagasy

Nepali

Polish

Portuguese

Romanian

Russian

Spanish

Swahili

Turkish

Urdu

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