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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 March, 2016

The Days of Self-Contained Extremism are Over

"The more deaths in Turkey's Kurdish areas, the greater the chance of attacks in Ankara or Istanbul. As violence grows in the Middle East, the more vulnerable Europe's cities become."

How Many More Bombings Targeting Tourists Before West Africa Develops a Regional Strategy?

"The danger is not as far away as we may think. . . . And attacks have little to do with internal peace or relations between religious groups."

The Hidden Cost of Signing Up for Internet in Spain: Your Sanity

Days of waiting for installation turn into weeks. You feel bitter. You feel powerless. You google the word “Kafkaesque”.

Mutual Self-Interest: Bahrain Celebrates 200 Years of ‘Friendship’ with Britain

Bahrain marks the 200th anniversary of its relationship with Britain with a year of celebrations—and a large dose of historical revisionism.

A Syrian Asks Herself: Am I Capable of Killing?

"With every story I remembered," writes Syrian activist Marcell Shehwaro, "the certainty that I was a person who neither kills nor wants to kill was gradually shrinking."

Being Intentional About What's in Our Networks

"But here's the thing: I'm okay with disagreeing with things I see online. More than that even; I want to see things I disagree with online."

One Gambian Journalist's Story of Persecution

Alaghie Jobe lives in exile in Senegal, fearful that at any moment he could be sought out and detained by the Gambian authorities. His crime: practising journalism in The Gambia.

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