Global Voices August 2021 highlights

A sunny August day in San Martin de los Andes, Patagonia, Argentina. Photo by Mariano Mantel (CC BY-NC 2.0)

Thanks to everyone for all your excellent work for Global Voices in August 2021! Here are some of the month's highlights:

Welcome to the following new contributors who published their first GV story or translation in August 2021!

Alen Ciga, Alessandra Soler, Anastasia Maximenkova, Anna Colla, Arbaz Shah, Atsuko Yamada, Camilla Gobatti, Clementina Palmieri, Elisa Ceccon, Emre Demir, Giulia Iuppa, Giulia Macchia, Julia Miranda, Julie Leconte, Mai Morita, Mariasole Cailotto, Martina Bertola, Masaru Saito, MeydanTV, Nygmet Obadildin, Patrizia Barillaro, Raseef22, Sabrina Pizziconi, Samaria Polet Carias Ayala, Sara Sousa, Shohret Hoshur, Sultan Gülsün, The Record (Nepal), Tiare Tuuhia, Transitions Online, Victoria Audu, Virginia Carrara, Youstina Wahid.

And welcome to our new Advox director, Nanjala Nyabola!

Number of stories published on GV in English: 107

Total pageviews (all sites): 554,550

Top 10 posts by pageviews (includes only recent posts):

  1. How a swimming pool became Puerto Rico's symbol of climate change and corruption by Angél Carrión (28,427 pageviews)
  2. Wildfires rampaging through North Macedonia are destroying remaining forests by Metamorphosis Foundation (4,055 pageviews)
  3. The first woman dub poet, Jean ‘Binta’ Breeze, dies at her rural Jamaican home by Emma Lewis (2,856 pageviews)
  4. Chinese investments in Nigeria flourish on a Silk Road of corruption by Nwachkwu Egbunike (1,673 pageviews)
  5. Alleged cutting of Rastafarian girl’s locks by police leaves Jamaicans wondering if they are truly emancipated by Emma Lewis (1,668 pageviews)
  6. France's regional languages, patois, dialects: what was that again? by Laila Le Guen (1,636 pageviews)
  7. “One, Two, Three!” Jamaicans thrilled by their women sprinters’ Olympic run by Emma Lewis (1,616 pageviews)
  8. Religious cleric criticizes Turkey's women's volleyball team for their appearance in Tokyo Olympics by Arzu Geybullaeyva (1,220 pageviews)
  9. Belly dancing class in Kuwaiti ladies gym stirs uproar, prompting government intervention by Raseef22 and Dahlia Kholaif (1,091 pageviews)
  10. Arab content creators use social media to talk about sex, sexuality and reproductive health by Mira Nabulsi (945 pageviews)

Top 15 countries from which people visited GV sites:

  1. United States
  2. France
  3. Germany
  4. Japan
  5. Brazil
  6. Spain
  7. United Kingdom
  8. Mexico
  9. Colombia
  10. Italy
  11. Puerto Rico
  12. Canada
  13. Argentina
  14. India
  15. Peru

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