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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 January, 2018

26 January 2018

Iranian Calligraphy Meets Comic Books and Western Pop Culture in Jason Noushin's Art

"Obviously, the influence of pop culture and traditional Persian calligraphy are at odds with each, but their combined visual impact is harmonious."

25 January 2018

Rejected by Australia and Condemned to Detention in Indonesia, Refugees Protest Life in Limbo

"Australian NGOs have denounced this 'Indonesian Solution', arguing that their government is paying Jakarta “hundreds of millions of dollars to detain and warehouse asylum seekers."

22 January 2018

Does a New Japanese Robotic Wheelchair Offer “Answers to Problems Disabled People Don't Have”?

"Instead of developing new technologies that might prove unsuitable, why not at the very least also train more professional carers?"

21 January 2018

To Achieve Freedom for Iran and the Arab Nations, the Region Must Unite

"United, we can rebuild the region and save all our peoples before the Iranian regime drags us all over the precipice into a chasm of sectarian bloodletting and chaos."

3 January 2018

The People of Iran Are Raising Their Voices: Scenes from the Protests

Defiance, civil disobedience, chanting and non-violence: scenes from the past few days in Iran, where citizens have taken to the streets to protest against the government.