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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 May, 2015

29 May 2015

Reclaiming The Weeping Time

Those enslaved in the American South weren't merely victims, but people who succeeded against the odds, say descendants of slaves sold at an historic auction campaigning to reclaim that dignity.

16 May 2015

For Pakistan's Struggling National Airline, Balochistan Comes Last

An investigation by our partner site The Balochistan Point reveals major discrepancies in operations of Pakistan's national airline PIA in its poorest and largest province Balochistan.

12 May 2015

Can This US Presidential Hopeful Capture Republican and Latino Hearts?

Marco Rubio is one of the most-watched Republican candidates because of what he represents to a new generation of Latinos, but he has a number of hurdles to overcome.

‘Stop Destroying Our Communities For Coal We Cannot Use’

We were united in our message to end coal reliance and accelerate the transition to renewable energy that should have begun yesterday.

11 May 2015

How Kelly Golnoush Niknejad’s ‘Tehran Bureau’ Bridges Iran and the West

In the second installment of this series focused on Iranian journalists, Global Voices asks Kelly Golnoush Niknejad about the early days of Tehran Bureau.

4 May 2015

#NepalQuake Shook Nepal, But The Nepali Spirit Remains Undaunted

"It was an Armageddon," writes Sanjib Chaudhary of his experience in the earthquake that struck Nepal on April 25. "But our never-dying spirit hasn’t subsided. We will soon bounce back."