Global Voices

What were Global Voices’ readers up to last week?

During the week of May 21-27, 2018, our stories and translations attracted readers from 206 countries. Number 19 on the list? Lebanon. And number 198? Faroe Islands.

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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 21-27, 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. Brazil
3. Japan
4. France
5. Mexico
6. Macedonia
7. Peru
8. Spain
9. Colombia
10. Argentina
11. Taiwan
12. Italy
13. Germany
14. Bangladesh
15. United Kingdom
16. Russia
17. Canada
18. Ecuador
19. Lebanon
20. India

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:

25. Madagascar
68. Paraguay
198. Faroe Islands
54. Panama
35. Turkey

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. Lebanon's historic Anfeh salt marshes threatened by yet another resort
3. Making Japan’s hot springs more friendly for LGBT folks
4. Photo essay: Stateless in the former Soviet republic of Georgia
5. Nepal’s Kami Rita climbs Mount Everest for a record 22nd time

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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