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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 October, 2016

24 October 2016

In the Eyes of Hong Kong's Housing Market, We Are All Just Sardines

Living spaces in Hong Kong are shrinking in size while prices skyrocket. Here's one response to the absurdity of the situation.

22 October 2016

Kyrgyzstan Is to Kok-Boru What Brazil Is to Football

The equestrian contact sport Kok-Buro is a test of skill and strength, and at the end of a game the players often get to eat the trophy.

20 October 2016

Peace Activist Khurram Parvez's Illegal Detention in Kashmir Valley May Be Proof He's “Doing Something Right”

After his arrest on September 15, Parvez was charged under the Public Safety Act and sent to a prison facility nearly 300 kilometers from his family and legal counsel.

19 October 2016

Macedonia's Lake Ohrid Awaits You

Far from the frenzy of the capital, the cities of Ohrid, Struga and Bitola in southern Macedonia's offer history, culture, cuisine, biodiversity and some truly astounding landscapes.

17 October 2016

Why Caribbean History Matters

Because "the legacies of slavery, imperialism, and historical responses to it are...evident in all the “weightier” concepts we associate with modernity: notions of citizenship, individual freedom, collective liberation, and nation."

15 October 2016

Iceland Is Trying to Elect Politicians Who “Know Who They Work For”

Icelanders' campaign to get their citizen-drafted constitution enacted "could be a rare victory for democracy reform this election cycle—and one that could inspire many elsewhere."

14 October 2016

More Naughty Than Nice: The Dutch Government’s Approach to the Black Pete Tradition

Evidence shows that the tradition of Black Pete is having a negative impact in the Netherlands, especially on young people, but the Dutch government has failed to tackle the problem.

The U.S.'s Deportation of Haitians Shows That Asylum Applicants Are Far From Equal Under the Law

"Events like the 2010 earthquake should be basis for humanitarian asylum. Does sending people back to a country without a working infrastructure and facing famine and disease constitute justice?"

13 October 2016

Uber Lands in Trinidad, Its Smallest Country to Date

"How will Uber fare in tiny Trinidad and Tobago? Will it “change life”, as the headline of one article has suggested?"

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