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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 January, 2015

30 January 2015

As a Drone Captures Global Voices at 10, a Few Thoughts from Cebu

I was blogging and tweeting frenetically, trying to capture the conversations in panels and halls, soaking up as much news and perspective as I could from friends around the world.

16 January 2015

Why Hasn't the Baga Massacre Made as Many Headlines as the Charlie Hebdo Attack?

Is it because of Western media's skewed news priorities? The Nigerian government's own tight-lipped response? Local Nigerian media's ineptitude? The answer is all three, argues Nwachukwu Egbunike.

13 January 2015

The Original Santa Claus is Under Threat from the Turkish Construction Industry. So is Much of Turkey's Unique Heritage

Turkey's construction-crazed government is talking up the country's rich cultural heritage in an effort to reap tourist dollars. But Ankara is better at promoting historical legacies than preserving them.

10 January 2015

Voting For Ourselves

As a result of her no-holds-barred commentary on life and politics, Trinidad and Tobago blogger Rhoda Bharath is often asked who she's voting for in this year's general election.

The Spirit of Henri Young: A Bahraini Prisoner Tries To Take His Own Life

Bahraini Ali Altaweel, 25, has been in solitary confinement for over three years. He attempted suicide twice: once by cutting his veins, and more recently by trying to hang himself.

9 January 2015

Should Prisoners Enjoy Full Labor Rights?

Prison inmates in Argentina now have full protection under the country's labor laws. Laura Schneider tries to wrap her head around the issue.

British Islamist Anjem Choudary Doesn't Represent All Muslims (Someone Tell USA Today)

The idea of Choudary speaking for all Muslims is laughable, writes Jillian York.

8 January 2015

#JeSuisCharlie: Muslims Have Nothing to Apologize For

Besides the actual attack, what bothered me the most was thousands of people asking, “why aren’t Muslims condemning this?”, writes Joey Ayoub.

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