April, 2016

Stories from April, 2016

April 27, 2016

Writing Tips: There's News Writing Wisdom to Be Found in TV Advertising

The best stories address basic human needs that are easy to relate to. Empathy, commitment and passion last longer than tons of facts and figures.

April 25, 2016

The Unspoken War

We live in interesting times. It's a kind of curse, isn't it? I guess the Chinese were right when they said that such times are the most perilous to live...

Join Global Voices Buddies and We'll Match You Up With a Friend From Within the Community

Global Voices has grown so big! For new members, though, it can be difficult to navigate Global Voices and find those special connections that break down virtual walls.

April 21, 2016

Held for 30 Hours at JKIA+Kenyans on Twitter Outrage. #YellowFever #KOT

  I left Nairobi on Wednesday 14th April, 2016 evening via MASH a popular long distance travel bus that crosses borders into different East African countries. On reaching the border,...

April 17, 2016

Captivated on Hanging Graveyard

I and ambassadors along with diplomats from several countries had visited regions Kete’ Kesu and Londa. Both sites are located at mountain ridge area, not far from Rantepao in Toraja.

Translator Newsletter: Classes, Video Games, and More!

Hello, GV'ers! Welcome to this week's edition of the Translator Newsletter! Today we're talking about… Getting Started as a Freelance Translator Corinne McKay, an American Translators Association-certified translator with almost...

April 14, 2016

#RightsCon Translation Lab Was Powered by GV and Meedan

GV Lingua and Meedan have collaborated to translate RightsCon conference tweets to Spanish and Arabic via its Bridge Translation tool. More projects to come, here is what we have done.

April 13, 2016

Writing Tips: Make Your Story Sing! What We Can Learn About Storytelling From Freddy Mercury's ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’

Listen to your favorite songs. Study the storytelling of the songwriters. They tell powerful stories in fewer words than the average daily news story. Use those techniques in your stories.

April 6, 2016

Writing Tips: Storytelling in the Eyes of Other Storytellers

"When you're telling a story, have you constructed anticipation? In the short-term, have you made me want to know what will happen next?"

April 5, 2016

Global Voices wins Google Digital News Initiative

Global Voices wins a Google Digital News Initiative. Summary of the project, and details to come!