Stories about The Bridge from November, 2016
Had fashion photographer Kourosh Sotoodeh pursued his profession in Iran, he might well have been among those arrested in recent crackdowns. Luckily for him, he made it to New York.
The Kurdish struggle remains one of the most compelling storylines of the Middle East. The Kurds of Iran are active, but often ignored by the international community.
"According to Google Maps, my father has his free movement restricted to 990 metres, 10 metres less than a kilometre."
"For them our triumphant chants for freedom have been a sort of rape, and now is their chance for revenge."
"My marriage changed me. It took my outside my bubble, and made me question our culture’s values."
"Even if they don’t torture you, the mere act of waiting does. Have they forgotten us? Are we going to stay in here forever? Why haven’t they called us today?"
In this piece of satire, a Global Voices contributor imagines what the United States of America under President Trump might look like in five years' time.
"Is it such a terrible thing that the other half of the country should have the right to to have a government it favors in power?"
"He pulls the chain till we are hanging by our hands, toes barely touching the ground. You’re mid-way between sky and earth, presented as a sacrifice of blood."
"The political gains made under Obama will likely be reversed, as Trump has promised to repeal the accord with Cuba and renegotiate trade treaties which would affect" Latin American nations.
The election of Donald Trump has broken the hearts of many around the world who love America.
A worldwide campaign is underway to attempt to buy and transform the little blue bird into a cooperatively-owned platform.
A Donald Trump presidency and the closeness of some of the president-elect's key allies with the militant group MEK could mean a worrying shift in the US position on Iran.
Lova Rakotomala plays football even though he's terrible at it. This is why.
For some Iranians the 2016 US presidential elections has been shadowed by a demagoguery they know only too well from their own political sphere's struggles for democracy.
Working under threat of imprisonment for practicing his craft, Iranian filmmaker Keywan Karimi has turned the difficult conditions of artistic production into an aesthetic.
The members of the Global Voices core team tried to have a conversation about baseball, and this happened.
"An electric current that would be enough to re-power my neighborhood...ran through my body." The first in a six-part series by Sarmad Al-Jilane about his experiences in a Syrian prison.
Clinton the Second or Trump the Great? The choices look pretty familiar to observers from one of the world's most authoritarian regions.