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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 August, 2015

Is Turkey Turning Time Back Towards the Dreaded Nineties?

Turkey will host snap elections in November against a background of fear, anger and violence. Is this the way President Erdoğan wanted it?

Bashar Al Assad Got It Right: Syria Belongs to Those Who Defend It

In his latest speech, Bashar Al Assad said Syria is for those who defend it. Asaad Hanna explains what that means.

Saeed Kamali Dehghan on Covering Iran for The Guardian

"The common problem in many western media organisations is that they see Iran as black and white, and Iran is not like that. It’s a spectrum, it’s a rainbow.”

Raising Flags and Hopes

"We are witnessing a new era in Cuba. . . for the first time in my life there isn’t a specific enemy we're expected to fight at all costs."

My Birthday

On the day of her birthday, Syrian activist Marcell Shehwaro looks back at the trauma and heartbreak of life in Syria through the prism of birthdays past and present.

London's Social Housing is Falling Down

London's poor are paying for years of government neglect and broken promises about low-cost housing.

Can Talking About Trash Drive Political Change in Lebanon?

A political movement is coalescing around Lebanese citizens' indignation at their government's cavalier attitude towards garbage disposal.

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