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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 February, 2018

A Sudanese Village Arts Festival Looks Back to the Future

"Karmakol festival offered a rare look back at the Sudan our parents told us about, but also the Sudan that could have been, and, hopefully, the Sudan that could be."

As Leaders Step Down, a Cautious Hope Rises on the African Continent

After the resignation of Zuma and Desalegn, "the mood on the continent is one of hope, on the one hand, and of palpable restraint and scepticism on the other."

“Do Others Know We Exist?”: A Nurse's Testimony from Syria's Besieged Eastern Ghouta

"We were crying for Umm Muhammad, and because we were afraid. We wondered whether we were going to face the same fate, and whether our children would be rendered motherless."

The Pollution in Iran's Ahwaz Region Turns Deadly

The Ahwaz region of Iran produces 95 percent of the country's oil and gas wealth—at huge cost to the area's predominantly Arab population.

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