Stories about Activism

May 19, 2017

Remembering Anna: An unrelenting activist for African justice and a huge loss for the Global Voices community

Anna Guèye: Gone too soon. It is with great sadness that I learned of the passing of Anna Guèye, author and translator for Global Voices en français and a forceful...

June 29, 2016

A Decade of Blogging for Global Voices

I am privileged to be in the company of creative and intelligent individuals whose work and life stories provide a daily inspiration to me and countless others.

June 20, 2016

Could Africa's Silicon Valley Be on The Rise in Gabon?

293 milliards de Francs CFA as well as 12 000 new jobs were generated by the IT industry in 2014 in Gabon

May 27, 2016

Whale Hunting in the Faroe Islands, a Tradition or a Massacre?

Every summer, the Faroe Islands witness a controversial phenomenon consisting on a ritual which takes hundreds of cetaceans life. This is called grind. Is it a tradition or a carnage?

May 15, 2016

Here’s what we learned about global conferences and social media

In #RightsCon Conference, we translated 444 Tweets — 172 to Arabic, 259 to Spanish. That’s 148 Tweets/day, or roughly 19 Tweets/hour. Here’s what we learned about global conferences.

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.

February 21, 2016

Nour's Quest for Freedom from Raqqa to Berlin

Nour was still living in Raqqa just over a year ago. After passing through Turkey, she has today managed to reach Berlin. Here is her story.

February 19, 2016

Every language in the world: Introducing Wikitongues

Wikitongues is a movement for human rights. Together with speakers and signers of every language in the world, we’re building the most inclusive cultural archive ever made, raising awareness about...

September 18, 2015

“Isn't it about time that we met as equals?”

At Global Voices, we often write about people who are marginalised, but it's wrong to believe we can speak for them, writes Anne Hemeda.

September 8, 2015

New Rising Voices project

We're happy to announce a new project about digital advocacy training.