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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, 2019

23 May 2019

‘Big tech companies won’t solve the problem for us. We can do it ourselves.’

Rising Voices

My 92 year old grandfather, like Nigerians of his generation, can read and write in Yorùbá. But since they are not 'literate' in English, they are digitally excluded.

6 May 2019

Do you really need to learn Japanese to live in Japan?

The more hard-won the lessons we learn about the country, the more some of us realize how mundane life in Japan actually is.

3 May 2019

The Sri Lanka Niqab ban and the politics of distraction

Ever since the identification of the all-male group of bombers behind the massacre as members of militant group ISIS, Muslim women have borne the brunt.

1 May 2019

‘Envision a new war': the Syrian Archive, corporate censorship and the struggle to preserve public history online

Advox

Social media companies are censoring images of war. The Syrian Archive is working to preserve them.

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