Global Voices January 2022 highlights

Women wash the stairs of the Igreja do Bomfim (Church of Bomfim) in Salvador da Bahia during the 2017 Lavagem do Bonfim festival, which takes place annually on the second Thursday after Epiphany. The festival, which blends traditions from the religions of Catholicism and Candomblé, begins with a massive procession from Salvador's Lower City to Bomfim's Sacred Hill. Photo by Tatiana Azeviche from Turismo Bahia's Flickr account (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Thank you, GVers, for all your contributions in January 2022! As a result of the recent revamp of our internal stats reports (thanks, Jer!), our review of this month's highlights includes some additional info.

Welcome to the following new contributors who published their first GV story or translation in January 2022!

Alessandra Paris, Ananya, Bernadette Debnath, Dimitra Stergiou, Dr. Julius Taji, Fidèle Juliette Ngo Ngimbous, همدان العليي (Hamdan Alaly), Hans Gutbrod, Henri Galmiche, Kayo Oliveira, Maria Epasto, Marlene Laruelle, Moushumi Basu, Muhammad Awad, Nicolás Lazo Jerez, Okba Mohammed, Peter Leth, Siddharth Akali, Yaqi Yang.

Media and conference appearances, and other achievements by GVers:

Number of stories published on GV in English in January 2022: 98 (up from 92 in December)

Number of translations and original stories published on Lingua sites in January 2022: 331

The 10 most active Lingua sites in January 2022:

  1. Global Voices en Español             87 posts
  2. Global Voices teny Malagasy      50 posts
  3. Global Voices in Italiano              38 posts
  4. Global Voices στα Ελληνικά         37 posts
  5. Global Voices по-українськи    20 posts
  6. Global Voices in Arabic                16 posts
  7. Global Voices em Português       13 posts
  8. Global Voices na srpskom            13 posts
  9. Global Voices по-русски               12 posts
  10. Global Voices en Français            10 posts


Total pageviews (all sites) in January 2022: 440,739 (up from 368,658 in December)

Top 10 posts by pageviews in January 2022 (includes only recent posts):

  1. Indians give Chinese places hilarious names after China renames 15 places in Arunachal Pradesh by Rezwan (11,426 pageviews)
  2. Socializing with extremists and ‘hoaxers': Tennis star Novak Djokovic's controversial visit to Bosnia by Mirza Hota (11,418 pageviews)
  3. Netizens mock China's suggestion that Omicron was brought to Beijing via a letter from Toronto by Oiwan Lam (6,581 pageviews)
  4. Lagos’ train acquisition is Wisconsin's loss by Nwach Egbunike (3,873 pageviews)
  5. ‘The Club,’ Netflix's new hit TV series, braves Turkey's troubled past by Arzu Geybullayeva (3,816 pageviews)
  6. Why Beijing’s artificial snow at the 2022 Winter Olympic Games is stirring controversy by Richard Wanjohi (2,856 pageviews)
  7. Jerusalem Christians: ‘We shrunk from 20% to 2% of population due to Israeli violence’ by Raseef22 (2,569 pageviews)
  8. Internet watchdog finds encryption flaw in mandatory Chinese Olympic app by Oiwan Lam (1,687 pageviews)
  9. Australian town of Onslow hits record 50.7 degrees Celsius, as global warming rolls on relentlessly by Kevin Rennie (1,590 pageviews)
  10. Passengers stranded at Istanbul Airport stage a protest by Arzu Geybullayeva (1,580 pageviews)


Top 15 countries from which people visited GV sites in January 2022:

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

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