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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 November, 2014

22 November 2014

How the Tunisian Electoral Authority Robbed Me of the Right to Vote

On the eve of her country's presidential elections, one Tunisian expatriate suspects politics are at the root of at a rule-change by the electoral authority that prevents her from voting.

19 November 2014

Western Commentators Still Getting Turkey's Gezi Park Protests Wrong

Over a year after the Gezi Park protests rocked Turkey, some are still going to considerable effort to misunderstand them.

16 November 2014

Kuwait Sentences 1,000 Bidoon Children to Illiteracy

Children from Kuwait's stateless Bidoon minority received a rude awakening when they tried to attend school this year.

11 November 2014

Prison in Bahrain: A Tale of Torture

Following the death of Hasan Alshaikh due to torture, Global Voices author Mohamed Hassan details his own experience being tortured by Bahrain authorities.

5 November 2014

Tunisian Election Paves the Way for a Brave New Future of Plural Democracy

A high turnout, a relatively trouble-free vote and the candidates' acceptance of the results of Tunisia's October 26 election signal the country's maturing as a democracy.

3 November 2014

A Stretch of Asphalt Where Our Freedoms Should Be

Somewhere, lost in the brouhaha over a controversial stretch of highway in Trinidad, a protestor's hunger strike and misinterpretations of a key report, is the real point of it all.

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