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Special Coverage

On these pages we summarize more extensive Global Voices coverage of major news events through blogs and citizen media worldwide. If you have suggestions for new special coverage pages, please email us.

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Taiwan's Sunflower Movement

Protesters stormed and occupied the main legislature's assembly hall after the Island's ruling party pushed a controversial trade bill with China through the Legislative Yuan, without bipartisan discussion.

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Ukraine's #Euromaidan Protests

What began as pro-EU demonstrations in the Ukrainian capital Kyiv, which were largely unnoticed by Western media, has now turned into a mass movement to "take back the country."

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Protests in Venezuela

Protests in Venezuela are escalating rapidly. What began as a series of student demonstrations in the eastern state of Tachira spread to multiple cities across the country in mid-February after several student protesters were detained on dubious accusations of criminal activity.

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For the Love of Food

Food can unites us. Cuisine can define us. And the Internet has made it even easier for us to explore our own identity and tradition through food. A few minutes of browsing also allows us to sample distant flavors, aromas and dishes in our very own kitchen.

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South Korea: Spies, Tweets and Gags

Wifi is practically ubiquitous and the country's Internet speed is one of fastest in the world, so it's no surprise that online platforms host South Korea's most robust discussions on politics, the economy and culture. But courageous whistleblowers have revealed that this space is systematically being manipulated by the government.

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Sochi Winter Olympics

The Russian Internet has been talking about the 22nd Winter Olympics even before the games began on February 7, 2014.

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Love is in the Air

Defiant lovers in Central Asia celebrated the holiday despite bans. Singles occupied cinema seats in Shanghai to sabotage Valentine's dates. Our Caribbean team shared some of their favorite love songs. And we did a very special Hangout with the stars of GV's very own love story.

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Demystifying Russia's Caucasus Network

Mari Bastashevski and Sergey Ponomarev have produced this series of texts and videos for Global Voices’ RuNet Echo project to describe the blogosphere of the Russian North Caucasus.

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Haiyan Devastates the Philippines

On November 8, 2013 the devastating storm super typhoon Haiyan hit the islands of Central Philippines, caused a tsunami-like surge to kill more than 4000 people in an instant. Thousands more have been stranded in a wasteland that used to be their homes.

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China's Pollution Problem

China's obsessive push for economic growth in recent decades has taken a terrible toll on the country's environment. Heavy smog plagues many of China's metropolitan areas. Mining and chemical waste...

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Bangladesh's #Shahbag Protests

Hundreds of thousands are occupying Shahbag, an intersection in the heart of capital city Dhaka, and demanding the death penalty for war crimes committed during Bangladesh's liberation from Pakistan in 1971.

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Latin America: Migrant Journeys

NACLA Report on the Americas and Global Voices will explore migration issues between Latin America and the United States in a series of weekly posts that combine analysis on current political issues with exploration of local voices in blogs and social media.

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Surviving in Syria

Our Special Coverage aims to highlight the faces of strength and survival rising from the deadly conflict that is raging in Syria.

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Remembering Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela, the first black president of South Africa who played a crucial role in that country's dismantling of apartheid, died on Thursday, December 5, 2013 at the age of 95. The beloved statesman and Nobel Peace Prize laureate, who is often referred to as Madiba, spent 27 years in prison for his political activities during the country's white minority rule before becoming president.

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Brazil's Vinegar Revolt

What began as demonstrations in Sao Paulo by a group opposed to rising bus fares has become a nationwide protest movement against the government's priorities ahead of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

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Russia Votes

Dozens of executive and legislative positions will be up for grabs, including mayor’s seats in Moscow and Yekaterinburg, where prominent opposition bloggers Alexey Navalny and Evgeny Roizman challenge the status quo in uniquely contested races.

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Snowden: The US is Watching You

You don't have to be an Internet user in China, Cuba or Iran to be worried about your government watching your every digital move, because the US has been spying on everyone, everywhere since 2007.

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Bloodbath in Egypt

Morsi's one-year reign as the President of Egypt has come to an end. Massive, coordinated protests calling for the senior leader of the Muslim Brotherhood to resign, swept across the country on June 30, 2013. Within three days, the Egyptian military responded by suspending the constitution and appointing an interim replacement for Morsi.

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Reformists on Trial in Saudi Arabia

Two prominent reformists and human rights activists in Saudi Arabia are on trial. Mohammad al-Qahtani and Abdullah al-Hamid are being prosecuted for "breaking allegiance to the ruler and his successor" and "trying to impede the country’s developments".

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Death of Hugo Chavez

On 5 March 2013, after 14 years as president of Venezuela, Hugo Chávez Frías died at the age of 58. Chávez had been battling cancer since 2010. His illness prevented him from...

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Pakistan Votes 2013

Pakistan's 2013 general elections, scheduled for May 11, 2013, will be the first time a democratic government has succeeded another democratic government in the country's history. The weeks leading up to the voting day have been plagued with violence, dozens of people have been killed in bombings targeting campaigns, rallies and crowded places. In April, the Pakistani Taliban warned voters and vowed to step up attacks against secular politicians.

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China's Press Censorship Protests

Rare protests against press censorship in China are taking place online and offline. The protests were triggered after an editorial of the newspaper Southern Weekend (also known as Southern Weekly) was censored and re-written by a provincial propaganda department.

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2012 Special Coverage

An archive of Global Voices special coverage pages from 2012.

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2011 Special Coverage

An archive of Global Voices special coverage pages from 2011.

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2007 Special Coverage

An archive of Global Voices special coverage pages from 2007

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2008 Special Coverage

An archive of Global Voices special coverage pages from 2008.

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2009 Special Coverage

An archive of Global Voices special coverage pages from 2009.

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2010 Special Coverage

An archive of Global Voices special coverage pages from 2010.

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