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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 February, 2014

24 February 2014

The Venezuela I'll Always Remember

Peruvian Gabriela Garcia Calderón remembers the Venezuela of the 1990s, a very different country from the one appearing in the news headlines of late.

20 February 2014

Parlez-vous français? Learning French According to Global Voices Translators

Struggling with learning French? Don't despair! You are not alone, say Global Voices French translators.

Spain's Love-Hate Relationship With The New York Times

A New York Times story about Spain has once again made headlines in Spain. Why does the country care so much about the American paper's coverage?

19 February 2014

Indie Music from Puerto Rico is Rocking the World

The world is already listening to us. Time to spread the word in Puerto Rico.

The Journalistic Purgatory of Eastern Europe

Central and Eastern European media is less free now than at any point in the past 20 years and the internet is no safe haven either.

14 February 2014

Trinidad and Tobago: The Soca Kings Play Songs of Anti-Love

Pity Valentine's Day for falling during Trinidad and Tobago's Carnival season, when infectious soca rhythms render human beings powerless against the forces of bad behaviour.

A Love Letter to Quito

The first time Juan Arellano visited Quito was quite by chance. After a fourth visit he realises he can't deny it: he's head-over-heels in love with Ecuador's capital.

13 February 2014

The Iconic Trinidadian Film You've Never Seen

In 1974, Bim—widely regarded as the iconic Trinidadian film—was released, then faded into obscurity. 40 years later, one film enthusiast gives it new life via Facebook.

11 February 2014

Why the Western Media Loves Hating on China

A shoddy but sexy report on pollution in Beijing was republished across news site around the world, exposing the bias that Western media has for bad news in China.

4 February 2014

“The Square” Director Jehane Noujaim On Filming Egypt's Revolution

Oscar-nominated film "The Square" follows key activists during the Egyptian Revolution that overthrew Hosni Mubarak and saw the rise and fall of Mohamed Morsi. WITNESS talks to director Jehane Noujaim.

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