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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 May, 2018

31 May 2018

From zero to superhero

In which an undocumented immigrant from Mali scales a tall building and—for once—comes out on top.

28 May 2018

How ‘African’ is Northern Africa?

"Why are Africans from north of the Sahara sometimes not considered definitively 'African'?"

19 May 2018

Cuba's parliament now has three black vice presidents. How come that didn't make the news?

"For opponents everywhere [...] everyone is so equally oppressed that racial discrimination is unworthy of special attention. These dynamics hijack the discussion and keep us from moving forward."

7 May 2018

‘I wanted my grandchildren to grow up in that house': Testimony of a 61-year-old Syrian woman from Zamalka

I wanted my grandchildren to grow up there, so that they would add to that home a new life, just like every generation of our ancestors did.