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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 April, 2015

30 April 2015

In Eastern Turkey, Walking in the Shadow of Genocide

Widely commemorated globally, the centenary of the Armenian genocide was largely ignored inside Turkey—which makes missions like historian Ara Sarafian's tour of Turkey's Kurdish region all the more important.

28 April 2015

#NepalQuake: A Tale of Personal and National Tragedy

The scale of the April 25 earthquake in Nepal has meant that remote communities like Narayan Adhikari's home village have been among the hardest hit, but are still awaiting aid.

We Are Working To Prevent Explosions: Spoken Word in East Africa

"The youth... are like time bombs. We are working to prevent explosions. If words are never let out, we’ll explode!"

14 April 2015

Inside Amsterdam’s ‘New University’ Student Occupation

Journalists and photographers Roberto Pizzato and Nicola Zolin offer a glimpse behind the scenes of the "New University" movement's two-month student occupation at the University of Amsterdam.

10 April 2015

Could #IranTalks Signal a New Deal for Iran and the US?

A perspective on the Iranian nuclear agreement and what it means for Iranian people, human rights, and peace.

8 April 2015

How Not to Write About Smartphones and Spain

In defense of Spain's right to be portrayed accurately—and as smartphone-addicted as everybody else.

3 April 2015

Let's Stop for a Moment and Take in the Joy in Iran Right Now

Before wading into the landmark nuclear framework reached by Iran and six world powers, Global Voices Persian editor Mahsa Alimardani soaks in the happiness it caused among the Iranian people.

1 April 2015

The Next Hotel You Stay At Might Be Run By Global Voices

Global Voices is set to bolster its future sustainability with a series of innovative business enterprises.

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