Floating market, Colombo, Sri Lanka. PHOTO: Amila Tennakoon (CC BY 2.0)

Summit News

December 13, 2017

We Are Family, We Are Global Voices

There were twenty of us gathered in Colombo, Sri Lanka; a mishmash of various languages, cultural viewpoints, varying professions, with one thing in common: we were Global Voices.

December 11, 2017

Video for Change: Community-Based Storytelling as a Tool for Resistance

We are human rights organizations using a tool to further our goals...In that game we are not the only players; the players are those who suffer...

Who Decides Which Languages Are Used on the Web?

We've overcome technical challenges in the past -- we can continue the fight for a multilingual space where everyone is represented and everyone has a voice.

December 3, 2017

Spotlight on the Mapuche Language

Eddie Avila explains that a key right for indigenous communities is the right to communicate in their own language. There's technical, linguistic and cultural challenges around this – sometimes we...

How Conflict Shapes Storytelling and Storytellers

The first victim in conflict is often the truth. How do online storytellers uncover the human stories?

Fake News is Old News

Taisa Sganzerla, Lusaphone editor for Global Voices, leads a panel titled “Fake News is Old News” with the story of a Brazilian cartoonist from a century ago who was continually...

December 2, 2017

Voices on Sex, Rights and Violence from South Asia

The session on “Sex, Rights and Violence” in South Asia presented the results of the research on the issues related to sexuality online from India, Nepal and Sri Lanka. The...

Threatened Voices: A Database for Documenting Threats to Online Speech

"All of these people were working to tell stories, defend human rights, and hold power to account."

Newsframes Software Workshop

In a nutshell, News Frames is collaborative media analysis. We work collaboratively on questions around the way in which news are framed, such as: Why and how are certain stories...

An Introduction to Global Voices Summit 2017

Every two years, the Global Voices community assembles somewhere in the world to have three kinds of conversations. We catch up with each other as individuals and friends, sharing wedding...