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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 February, 2016

26 February 2016

Why It's Essential To Grow Indian-Language Wikipedias

With over 196 Indian languages on the verge of extinction, Wikipedia in Indian languages could potentially preserve and revive many languages.

Want to Arouse a Peruvian's Passions? Just Talk about Terrorism—or Food

"The only other matter that reliably inflames the passions of Peruvians are the attempts by our southern neighbors to claim the Pisco Sour or the Suspiro Limeño as their own."

25 February 2016

Prize-Winning Novelist's Facebook ‘Joke About White Guys’ Is Gone—and Back—in Less Than 24 Hours

Facebook's notorious "Community Standards" strike again. The victim in question: popular Jamaican novelist Marlon James.

23 February 2016

Eviction in Calais Refugee Camp Poses Special Threat for Unaccompanied Minors [Updated]

For the hundreds of unaccompanied minors living in Calais' "Jungle" refugee camp life is extremely hard, and the eviction of camp residents by French authorities won't make it easier.

17 February 2016

Three Important Hashtags Muslim Women Used to Battle Islamophobia and Sexism

Increasingly, Muslim women are turning to Twitter to take on people who use them as pawns to justify misogyny, racism, imperialism, and militarism.

16 February 2016

A Pakistani Artist Remembers Sabeen Mahmud and her Valentine's Day Campaign

According to one of activist Sabeen Mahmud's killers, her '"un-Islamic" Valentine's Day rally was "the sin she eventually paid for."

In Trinidad and Tobago, Violence Has Been ‘Normal Normal’ For Way Too Long

In Trinidad and Tobago people have come—at their peril—to accept that violence is a part of life. But maybe it's time to push back against this idea?

8 February 2016

Is Taiwan a Country, a Self-Governing Island, or a Breakaway Territory or Province of China?

The question of Taiwan's political status "is a difficult question for diplomats and journalists, and it is not an easy one even for Taiwanese."

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