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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 November, 2015

29 November 2015

Thoughts on Women, Power, Privilege and Black Friday Videos in Pakistan

Privilege and power exist on a spectrum and the video only made me question the conditions that could create this madness in Pakistan.

21 November 2015

On Covering the Paris Attacks, and Other Thoughts on Journalism

"Landing in Paris a day after the attacks with 24 hours to tell a story. Go where? Talk to whom?" An Iranian journalist reflects on his craft and its context.

16 November 2015

The Refugees Stopping at Vienna's Train Station of Hope

A look back at the scenes at Vienna's central train station in September, two months before the deadly violence from which many refugees are fleeing would touch Beirut and Paris.

15 November 2015

After the Paris Attacks: For It to Be Unity, It Can't Be Partial

"Scrolling up and down Facebook, reading impressions, testimonials, opinions, statistics, I see that the main victims of the attacks are people of all colours, and over 15 nationalities."

14 November 2015

The Streets of Paris Are as Familiar to Me as the Streets of Beirut

"We do not get a "safe" button on Facebook. We do not get late night statements from the most powerful men and women alive and millions of online users..."

4 November 2015

Bay Area Intifada: Identity Politics with a Capital ‘I’

The dream of Third World liberation and decolonization is alive in Oakland, California.