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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 August, 2017

26 August 2017

Why I Don’t Identify With Feminism, Even When It's Intersectional

"In a space where my vitality is neither disrespected, ignored nor discarded, I, as a black woman, can thrive."

25 August 2017

How to Save Languages from Dying, and What I Learned While Documenting My Own

Half of the world’s languages are dying, but we can help preserve the age-old cultural heritage contained in them by documenting the languages around us in digital form.

21 August 2017

My Complicated Relationship With Cockroaches

He was in his 20s before he ever set eyes on a cockroach. Today, he's a skilled exterminator of the creatures that plague Japanese homes.

19 August 2017

Dear Tanzanian Cinephiles, Your Local Film Industry Needs Your Support

Tanzania is blessed with countless stories and young people who are craving to tell them. But they need their compatriots' support in order to succeed.

18 August 2017

A Kenyan Artist Designs Revolutionary ‘Kanga’ Celebrating Queer Love Around the World

"We need to open up a space to talk more about sex, and then artists like me want to open that up even more, to talk about queerness."

10 August 2017

She Dared to Say Pakistan’s Most Popular Politician Harassed Her. Then Came the Abuse.

"I wish someone would throw acid on Gulalai's face". The smear campaign against the female tribal politician has been especially fierce on Twitter.

4 August 2017

Even the Best Dancer Leaves the Dance Floor: African Strongmen and Political Transition

"The fear of challenging leaders who cling to power is, for some Africans, rooted in anxiety about alternatives—alternatives which remain unknown because they are never allowed to emerge and develop."

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