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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, 2014

21 October 2014

This is What Happens When Ricky Martin’s Hits Get an Indie Spin

No matter what you think about Ricky Martin, he's one of Puerto Rico's most cherished international exports who has put the spotlight on the island.

20 October 2014

Beyond an Ebola-Free Nigeria

Nigeria should not rest following the declaration by the World Health Organization of being Ebola-free.

17 October 2014

When Journalism Isn't Quite Enough

In writing about subjects that demand a passionate response, classic journalistic style can be a very blunt tool.

Bloggers Behind Bars: Ethiopia's Zone9ers and Threats to Online Speech Across the Globe

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Governments in a growing list of nations have recognized that modern-day connectivity can prove a lethal challenge to their legitimacy and very existence.

10 October 2014

Remembering Mahsa Shekarloo, Iran's Internet Pioneer and Women’s Rights Activist

Mahsa Shekarloo, Iranian women’s rights activist and founder of the online feminist journal Bad Jens, died Friday September 5, 2014, surrounded by family. We celebrate her life in this post.

Bahamas Constitutional Reform To Address Citizenship, Gender Equality

Among the areas to be addressed is the right of certain Bahamians to pass citizenship on to their children.

8 October 2014

Hassan Rouhani's Iranian Nuclear Balancing Act

Iranian president Hassan Rouhani's realist-pragmatist approach has enabled him to take the helm of politics at one of the most sensitive moments in Iran's recent history.

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