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The Bridge features personal essays, commentary, and creative non-fiction that illuminate differences in perception between local and international coverage of news events, from the unique perspective of members of the Global Voices community. Views expressed do not necessarily represent the opinion of the community as a whole. All Posts

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Stories about The Bridge from October, 2013

28 October 2013

On the Kingdoms of Spain

Overnight, Catalan politics changed. Hundreds of towns in the Catalan countryside preemptively declared independence. Catalonia's Parliament passed a declaration of sovereignty. But nothing changed in Spain.

27 October 2013

The Codefather

The world's first Internet search engine has Caribbean roots.

25 October 2013

The Guardian's (Mis)guide To Japanese Sex Trends

"Japan's under-40s appear to be losing interest in conventional relationships," said The Guardian. "Millions aren't...dating, and increasing numbers can't be bothered with sex." Not so fast, said Japanese netizens.

23 October 2013

Only Football Divides Tanzania

Tanzania prides itself on its unassailable ethnic and religious unity. But on the day of the Dar es Salaam Derby, neutrality takes a back seat to passionate fandom.

22 October 2013

The Crowd in the Machine

How we create images of crowds affects our understanding of them.

21 October 2013

Why I'm Not Giving Up On Politicians (Yet)

Madagascar's political situation can seem hopeless, but Lova Rakotomalala has still decided to actively support one of the candidates in October 25's presidential election. Here's why.

18 October 2013

#OccupyMyself: Confessions Of A Social Media Deserter

She misses the interactions, but values even more the time and mental space she's regained. Will social media "deserter" Paula Góes ever return to Facebook and Twitter?

16 October 2013

Across Rivers, Atop Mountains: A Constituency Unreachable via Internet

As a youth party representative in the Philippine Congress, Mong Palatino visited remote and impoverished communities in need of far more than an internet connection.

15 October 2013

How A Shooting Exposed The Plunder Of Malawi's Treasury

The shooting of a senior government official sparks a series of revelations that leave the 18-month-old administration of President Joyce Banda with much to answer for.

14 October 2013

Can This Be Home? Borderlessness & The Internet Citizen

Countries, borders, and nationalities remain dominant and important in many ways, but they don't feel as sharply defined or as binding as before.

11 October 2013

I Didn't Visit Westgate Mall

Matt Hunte, our St. Lucia author, has 20 thoughts around Nairobi's popular Westgate shopping mall, the scene of a horrific militant attack last month.

10 October 2013

Your Fantasy is Her Nightmare: ‘Sexy’ Pakistani Women on YouTube

“The lack of conversation on sex and sexuality is a society-wide problem." Watch our short film "Suck on the Sugarcane of Love", about private videos sexualized for public consumption.

9 October 2013

Join Us On “The Bridge”

Global Voices gets personal with "The Bridge", our new original writing section launching October 10.

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