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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 April, 2016

27 April 2016

Syria: What Forgiveness Doesn't Mean

'I wish the soul of the revolution was enough for me to be able to pardon them all, if only in the “court in my head”.

Eight Challenges Indian-Language Wikipedias Need to Overcome

While native-language Wikipedias are becoming game-changers in other parts of the world, India, in spite of having numerous languages, lags way behind. Here are a few of the reasons why.

22 April 2016

In the Lead-Up to Trinidad and Tobago's Bocas Lit Fest, a Valediction for a Writer We Should Have Known Better

Trinidadian writer Irma Rambaran died In February, the scale and scope of her talent largely unknown. A pre-festival event at the Bocas Lit Fest begins the process of remedying that.

21 April 2016

Iranian Journalist Omid Memarian: ‘Turning Explosive Anger Into Something Constructive Is an Art’

"In Iran, you don’t need to go after the authorities to get into trouble. By merely following the common sense line and raising simple questions you could be targeted."

14 April 2016

The Innocents of the Panama Papers

"The desire for transparency around the issue of tax evasion is understandable. But the question arises as to whether innocent people are being hurt as a result of this process."

11 April 2016

Abu Majid, Syrian Visionary

"His vision was of a democratic Syria that ensures the freedom of all its people. This was his charge. This was his crime."

‘I Don't Want to be Burned Alive’: A Doctor’s Account of the US Airstrike That Destroyed MSF Hospital in Afghanistan

"The things that were constant in my nightmares were the roaring sound and panels of wood crashing down on us. And screams. Mine."

7 April 2016

Want to Understand Global Inequality? Juxtapose the Panama Papers and the EU-Turkey Migrant Deal

"That that Panama Papers and refugee deal stories arrived in newsrooms and social media timelines in quick succession set the stage for a debate about the unfair allocation of wealth."

2 April 2016

Prankster Blames Leap Year for Failure to Produce April Fool's Article

It makes absolutely no sense. But then, it was April Fool's.

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