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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 September, 2014

26 September 2014

In War-Torn Aleppo, There's No Place Like Home

Displaced, like many Syrians, as a result of the ongoing conflict, Marcell Shehwaro reflects on her ongoing search for home.

19 September 2014

The Streets of Lima Are Alive With the Sound of Music

19th-century waltzes, blind saxophonists, musical saws: Lima, Peru resident Juan Arellano pays tribute to the musicians who bring delight and texture to the streets of his city.

Run! The Muslims Are Coming!

Mainstream perceptions often paint "Muslims" with one broad brushstroke, inevitably peppered with violence. In this irreverent satirical piece, Pakistani stand-up comedian Sami Shah breaks down the different types of "Muslim".

8 September 2014

Confessions of an Angry Iranian

Iranian Political satirist Kambiz Hosseini on anger, the Islamic Republic and why his therapist made him buy a satellite dish.

5 September 2014

The Funeral That Brought Syria's Revolutionaries to a Church with Red Roses

Christians, Muslims, family members and revolutionary comrades gather at church in Aleppo, Syria for Marcell Shehwaro's mother's funeral. How to make it a space that preserves the dignity of all?

Spain's Alternative Political Party Podemos Is Growing in ‘Circles’

Since launching in March with an entirely crowdfunded campaign and a manifesto made up of public suggestions, the party claimed 8% of the national vote in the European Parliament elections.

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