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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 September, 2015

Miles to Go Before They Rest: Voices from the Croatia-Serbia Border Crossing

When those seeking refuge pass through areas like the Serbia-Croatia border crossing, they've already travelled many, many miles—but for most of them it's a mere fraction of the total journey.

‘We Are Here To Support You': A Dutch Welcome for Refugees

Volunteers at Amsterdam's Central Station have banded together to welcome and support arriving refugees. "What I didn’t anticipate," writes Faten Busheri, "are the stories they would tell me."

A Year Away From Syria

What happens to a Syrian activist and her ideals when she takes refuge outside her war-torn country?

Everyday Life in a Fragile State

"'Why South Sudan?' someone asked. It's true, but somewhat feeble, to say South Sudan is unlike any other place." Pernille Baerendtsen shares personal impressions on leaving the world's newest country.

The Privilege of My Canadian Passport Weighs Heavy As the Refugee Crisis Unfolds

Passport privilege is perhaps the most valuable thing in the middle of the unfolding refugee crisis. Should a document be able to determine life or death in this world?

I'm a Syrian Refugee in Turkey, but I've Decided to Return Home

As the news fills daily with reports of refugees risking their lives to cross into Europe, one Syrian Kurd who found asylum in Turkey has decided to go back.

How You Can Help Syrian (and Other) Refugees

The refugee crisis in Europe has many asking how they can direct their funds and attention to Syrian and other refugees.

Are Term Limits and Mandatory Political Changeover Really in the Interest of African Nations?

In countries with few leading figures capable of securing the role of head of state, constitutionally mandated political changeover can be a real constraint on the political process.

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