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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 December, 2016

27 December 2016

Syria's War May be the Most Documented Ever—And Yet We Know So Little.

With the end of the devastating siege of eastern Aleppo, the world watches, parses and argues over the meaning of the media messages being shared by those remaining within it.

23 December 2016

What Christ Is Born Among Us Today?

"Yes, we are Christians, but we don’t want a Christ that doesn’t look like us...."

22 December 2016

Iranian-American Designer in New York Leverages Fashion to Create Social Impact

An Iranian-American architect has created a brand inspired by cities to create “an awareness of place and leveraging fashion as a messaging tool to create social impact.”

20 December 2016

Sleeping or Dead – Part 6: Do Not Forget Them

"There are others who haven’t had the chance to bring their stories to an end, but are at this moment still stuck in them. Do not forget them."

19 December 2016

Ode to Fallen Dreamers: Syria's Young Revolutionaries

Palestinian revolutionary Budour Hassan remembers the Syrian Revolutionary Youth who chanted for bread, freedom and social justice.

In Addition to Innovation, Journalism Needs Trusted Communities

A friend donates part of a grant to Global Voices, because "infrastructure, communities and trust take a long time to build—and without support, those gains can all too quickly disappear."

16 December 2016

Student Leaders Spark Hope for Change on Iran’s National Student Day

"Iran’s civil society and student movements remain a ray of hope, and indeed pride, for a nation that continues to struggle for change."

6 December 2016

Sleeping or Dead – Part 5: This Farce Called a Homeland

"You’re lucky, as some were transferred out today, before we had shifts for standing and sitting....we are managing by squatting and sleeping on each others’ shoulders.”

1 December 2016

Talking to Hooman Majd, a Bridge Between Iran and the US Mainstream

"Iran is not uniquely paradoxical: what's unique is that most people don’t know about Iran."

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