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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 March, 2015

24 March 2015

Talking to Golnaz Esfandiari, English-Language Journalism's ‘Bridge’ to Iran

Global Voices speaks to Golnaz Esfandiari, a senior correspondent at RFE/RL and one of the few journalists based outside of Iran writing in English about the country's nuances and intricacies.

23 March 2015

Six Reasons You Should Visit Malapascua, Philippines, at Least Once in Your Life

Deciding which of the 7,000 Philippine islands to visit is no easy task. Marie Bohner makes a strong case for one in particular.

Mexico's Airwaves Aren't the Same Without Journalist Carmen Aristegui

Mexican journalist Carmen Aristegui says her firing is an attack on freedom of expression; her bosses say it's a breach of confidence. Either way, this is not her first rodeo.

20 March 2015

When 1.3 Billion Become Environmental Refugees

In light of the state of China's environment, perhaps the country's 1.3 billion people should be considered environmental refugees.

Why I Love Norooz

What's not to love about Norooz? It marks the beginning of the new year for people in Iran and elsewhere in the region.

Pakistani Musicians Captivate Audiences at SXSW in Austin, Texas With Booming Hypnotic Beats

The rockstars of the night were Pakhtun musical quartet Khumariyaan from Peshawar.

19 March 2015

Sentenced to Death in Kafkastan

Totalitarianism and bureaucracy no longer exist. Innocent people are no longer put on trial. Any resemblance this post might bear to reality is the fault of reality alone.

18 March 2015

In Caracas I Found Tehran

Against the backdrop of the rapprochement between their two countries, Iranians and Venezuelans find friendship and common ground—and love too.

10 March 2015

The Houthi and Hadi Confrontation is Taking Yemen to a Dangerous Place

Hadi is building a rival power center in the south against the Houthis, a ten-thousand strong tribal militia that forcefully occupied Yemen's capital Sana’a on January 20.

9 March 2015

When You Don't Want to Listen to Netanyahu, You Write a Computer Script to Do It for You

Tarek Amr analyzes the words that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu used most often in his speech to America's Congress. Top word? "The". Second place? "Iran".

7 March 2015

In Pakistan's Education Crisis, Balochistan War on Cheating is Pointless

With 2 in 3 children out-of-school, the government in Pakistan's province of Balochistan has launched an aggressive campaign against cheating in exams.

4 March 2015

Global Voices, the Travel Guide for Anti-Tourists

In a sphere where planets can be lonely and guides rough, Global Voices offers intrepid travellers a true insider's view on the world.

3 March 2015

Thirty-Two Photos of the New Afghanistan

Indian photo-journalist Aaquib Khan flew to the rapidly changing Afghan capital of Kabul in 2014. He shared his insights into the city with Global Voices.

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