Global Voices3 min letti
In Turkey, A Veteran Pop Star Is Facing Scrutiny Over Song Lyrics
The 67-year-old singer-songwriter, Sezen Aksu, is being accused of degrading religious values because one sentence in her song reads, "Give my regards to the ignorant Eve and Adam."
Global Voices3 min letti
Netizens Mock China's Suggestion That Omicron Was Brought To Beijing Via A Letter From Toronto
Based on the assumption that Omicron could spread through China via international mail, the Chinese authorities urged the public to reduce importing goods and receiving mail from overseas. 
Global Voices2 min letti
#helloTürkiye — Turkey's Latest Attempt To Rebrand Itself
The branding campaign follows a presidential circular signed on December 4, 2021, requiring the use of "Türkiye" instead of "Turkey" in all correspondence with other states, international institutions, and organizations.
Global Voices5 min letti
These Podcasters Are Carrying African Languages Into The New Audio World
When it comes to podcasting language, English is the dominant choice for many African podcasters due to its broad appeal at both a continental and global level
Global Voices3 min letti
Enda, Kenya’s First Running Shoe Brand Hopes To Make It Big In The Global Sports Scene
Enda, which means "Go!" in Swahili, wants to give Adidas, Nike, and Puma a run for their money among elite and recreational runners globally.
Global Voices5 min letti
An Overview Of Indonesia’s Coal Export Ban And Asia’s Energy Crisis
All coal mining companies in Indonesia are required to reserve 25 percent of their coal supply for domestic sale, which they have been shirking since coal prices skyrocketed internationally in 2021.
Global Voices4 min letti
Typhoon Rai Aftermath Highlights Duterte’s Sluggish Disaster Response
Duterte and his officials have failed to respond to the crisis, deflecting blame with excuses such as depleted governmental funds, media underreporting, and impassable roads.
Global Voices5 min lettiPopular Culture & Media Studies
Bulli Bai, Sulli Deals Cases Highlight Rising Communal Misogyny In India
More than a hundred Muslim women in India woke up to find themselves up for auction on an app on the morning of January 1, 2022. It has since been taken down.
Global Voices5 min letti
Women Weavers In Assam Weather The Pandemic And Climate Change Through Community Groups
Women across 210 villages in Assam have created a network of self-help groups to promote traditional skills such as weaving and gardening to supplement their family income during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Global Voices4 min lettiCrime & Violence
Twitter's Deal With Nigerian Government Sacrifices Digital Rights
Considering the Nigerian government’s temperamental past, violation of citizens' online freedom of expression will be much easier because Twitter is now a registered and taxable company under Nigerian laws.
Global Voices4 min lettiCrime & Violence
‘I Didn't Ask For It!': Four Women Fighting Against Gender-based Violence In Bosnia And Herzegovina
The spontaneous decision to host a page where women would anonymously share their experiences of sexual assault and harassment has received a response far beyond anything the activists expected.
Global Voices3 min letti
Excitement, Misgivings Over Japan's Newest Bullet Train
The public is questioning the very utility of the new West Kyushu shinkansen line, which complicates travel in certain areas and remains only partially completed.
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In Georgia, Six Months After The Tragic Death Of Journalist, Authorities Blame Drug Overdose
The same day, authorities claimed Lashkarava died from drug overdose, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) added Laskharava's name to its observatory of killed journalists in 2021.
Global Voices4 min letti
Typhoon Rai Overwhelms The Philippines’ Queen City Of The South
A month after Typhoon Rai rampaged through the Philippines, residents of Metro Cebu continue to struggle to overcome the devastation brought by the storm on December 16, 2021.
Global Voices4 min letti
‘Our Activism Won't Stop': The Oyan Movement Recounts The January Protests In Kazakhstan
Accused of stirring up the protest by the president and political analysts, activists from Oyan, Qazaqstan! tell their version of the story of the protests and violence that shook Kazakhstan.
Global Voices5 min letti
How E-bikes Can Promote Cycling In Tbilisi
Originally published on Global Voices “eBike inside the Greenwich Foot Tunnel” by londoncyclist is licensed under CC BY 2.0 This article was first published on Investor.ge. An edited version is republished here with the permission of the original web
Global Voices5 min letti
Death Of A Student Sparks Debate On Religious Community-run Housing In Turkey
With Kara's death, controversy over private religious community-run housing has emerged, with critics calling on the AKP to abolish these dormitories and turn them into public student housing.
Global Voices4 min lettiCrime & Violence
Syrian Survivors Of Torture Rejoice Over German Court Indicting Ex-intelligence Officer
Raslan was found guilty of killing over 30 people, and torturing thousands between 2011 and 2012, when he was head of investigations in a notorious prison.
Global Voices3 min letti
A 2019 Kazakh Song About Nur-Sultan Reads Like News Commentary In January 2022
A three-year old song describes in prophetic tones the violence that rocked Kazakhstan in January 2022 and speaks about the state of mind of many Kazakhs.
Global Voices4 min letti
Heavy Snowfall Kills Tourists At A Hill Station In Pakistan
At least 23 people, including women and children have died in cars that were stranded due to heavy snowfall in the Murree hill station area near the capital of Pakistan.
Global Voices3 min lettiWorld
Undertones: From ‘Satanic’ QR Codes And ‘Public Enemies’, Navigating The Pandemic In Russia
Protests erupted throughout the country in late 2021 and polarization is deepening, as government members and state media label anti-vaxxers “enemies of the people,” a term loaded with negative historical connotations. 
Global Voices3 min lettiWorld
China Aims To Wipe Out Omicron Ahead Of Winter Olympics
China's Zero-COVID policy is threatened as cases of the Delta and Omicron variants were identified in the country in recent weeks, raising concerns about how Beijing can contain the outbreak.
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Iranians Demand Justice On Anniversary Of Airplane Downing
Protesters in Tehran and Toronto, where many of the victims lived, called for justice against those responsible, as April's court ruling did not reveal identities, ranks or punishments of those convicted.
Global Voices5 min letti
Erdoğan And The AKP's War With Art And Culture
In the years since the ascent to power, President Erdoğan's, ruling, Justice and Development Party (AKP) has slowly taken under its control much of the country's art and culture scene. 
Global Voices6 min letti
The Soviet Union Existed For 70 Years, But Don’t Expect To Find It As A Location In The World Of Comic Books
Only a handful of mainstream comics published during the existence of the Soviet Union actually take place within its borders, and those that did often promoted stereotypes.
Global Voices5 min letti
‘I Chase Bad Men!’ How The Late Andrew Jennings Changed Investigative Sport Journalism
He had a way of stripping any matter down to its bare bones, its true essence. It was how he worked and how he lived.
Global Voices5 min letti
Trinidad And Tobago Residents’ Response To Proposed Amendments To Fireworks Legislation? Enforce Existing Laws
"As it stands, the draft fireworks bill is unacceptable. According to one source, the draft sounds like it was written by the sellers of fireworks themselves."
Global Voices3 min letti
As Turkey Rolls Out Its Own COVID-19 Vaccine, Questions Loom Over Its Efficacy
In December 2021, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan approved the Turkovac vaccine for emergency use. Experts say there is an absence of scientific data and evidence proving the efficiency of the vaccine.
Global Voices4 min letti
Heavy Floods Leave Over 30,000 Displaced In Northern Sumatra, Indonesia
After a week of heavy rain on the island of Sumatra in Indonesia, more than 32,000 people have been displaced and three children have died due to flash floods.
Global Voices2 min letti
Global Voices Seeks An Editor To Lead Our Greater Central Asia Coverage
Global Voices is seeking a Greater Central Asia editor with strong English-language editing skills and in-depth knowledge of the region. Knowledge of local languages and Russian would be an asset.
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