See all those languages up there? We translate Global Voices stories to make the world's citizen media available to everyone.

Learn more about Lingua Translation  »

These posts are part of The Bridge, featuring original writing, opinion, commentary and investigation from the unique perspective of the Global Voices community.

RSS

Stories about The Bridge

11 May 2017

What the Resistance to Trump Can Learn From Latin America

After decades of struggle, four lessons that movements in Latin America can teach those in the United States organizing against their own authoritarian leader, President Donald Trump.

26 April 2017

Romania's Anti-Corruption Protests and the Burden of Shame

Though shadowed by a sense of national shame, for a few days Romania was an inspirational place, as people took to the streets and acknowledged the widespread reality of corruption.

19 April 2017

A Video Game Offers a Rare Nuanced Glimpse Into the 1979 Iranian Revolution

A new Iranian-designed video game achieves the rare feat of providing an accessible and authentic narrative on Iran’s history without compromising on either content or creativity.

13 April 2017

The French May Be Casual about Extramarital Sex, But They Aren't about Relationships

According to studies, the French may simply be more realistic about the challenges of long-term monogamy.

The Convenient Uses of Mexico's “Foreign Enemy” Doctrine

"The doctrine, before being imparted to its recipients, came with a dose of shock therapy, plus several months amplifying the panic-ridden discourse in the United States prior to the elections."

1 April 2017

Inside the Organisation That's Way, Way More Worried About Fake News Than You

The rising tide of fakery in global media threatens the very core of their existence.

27 March 2017

For One Somalia-Born UK Citizen, Brexit Is a “Point of No Return”

"This is not the England I grew up in, the one I wanted so much to belong to."

26 March 2017

In A Greek Refugee Camp: A Volunteer's Notebook

"As volunteers, we’re treated as though we’re not part of the story.... But whether we like it or not, we are part of the narrative and influence it, significantly."

22 March 2017

If You Really Want To Know What's Happening With Tech in Cuba, Read Beyond the Headlines

Internet access is fleeting, connection quality is poor, and the costs of getting online are astronomical. But you wouldn't know it from the headlines.

17 March 2017

Fake News and Fake Solutions: How Do We Build a Civics of Trust?

When posing solutions to fix fake news, we need to be careful not to build our own self-censorship machines.

8 March 2017

Egypt's Revolution: Between Lost Hopes and Growing Apathy

"I have always dodged casual conversations about the Egyptian revolution from people who know little about it, fearing that words would fail me."

6 March 2017

Japanese Media Reports of Sagamihara Care Home Stabbings Overlook the Disabled Victims

Media reports have also placed great emphasis on finding a deeper motive behind the stabbings, in spite of the perpetrator's assertion that "....It is better that disabled people disappear.”

14 February 2017

Marcus Garvey and President Obama's Missed Opportunity

By refusing to pardon or highlight the accomplishments of Marcus Garvey during his tenure, President Obama missed the opportunity for "honest discussion about race and the erasure of black heroes."

13 February 2017

Trinidad & Tobago's Carnival 2017 Playlist: Part 2

An opinionated mini-guide to the music that's setting Trinidad and Tobago's Carnival celebrations alight this year, Part Two.

9 February 2017

Trinidad & Tobago's Carnival 2017 Playlist: Part 1

An opinionated mini-guide to the music that's setting Trinidad and Tobago's Carnival celebrations alight this year.

8 February 2017

Fighting the Good Fight: Immigration Advocates Challenge Trump's Executive Order

In airports and law offices around the United States, legal advocates and grassroots activists have found common ground in the fight against President Trump's Executive Order on Immigration.

4 February 2017

Borders or Bans Can't Stop Me From Being a Muslim Doctor

Pakistan and many other Muslim-majority countries provide numerous physicians to the US healthcare system. Jalal Baig is afraid immigration restrictions will affect foreign physicians who contribute.

31 January 2017

Notes From the Eye of the Crowd

As demonstrations break out against President Trump's executive orders, ordinary people feel their way toward protest.

The Executive Order on Immigration Wants You To Think Gaining Legal Entry to the US Is Easy

In reality, it's damned hard.

Receive great stories from around the world directly in your inbox.

Sign up to receive the best of Global Voices
Email Frequency



No thanks, show me the site