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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 July, 2018

30 July 2018

A young Syrian widow from Eastern Ghouta on her forced displacement

"Remember my story. My name is Safa. I was born thirty years ago. Today, I'm forcibly displaced from my home with my three children. I'm now alone, sad and tired."

29 July 2018

Barbados’ LGBT+ community is here, queer and making history with the country's first public Pride Parade

"‘I’m Coming Out’ played and down a side street comes Didi wearing a pride dress, hoisting a flag. She’s running hard in heels. The crowd explodes. It was our party."

27 July 2018

Will a World Cup joke force France to have a necessary conversation about Africa?

"By calling them an African team it seems you are denying their Frenchness."

11 July 2018

The importance of having an Afro-feminist activist in Costa Rica's government

"While Marielle Franco was assassinated in Brazil for being a black, feminist and dissenting voice...Epsy Campbell, a recognized leader of the Afro-Latin American movement, was elected vice president..."