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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 April, 2020

29 April 2020

Women conquer space in Bolivia's Carnival of Oruro

Long excluded from the festival, woman and non-binary people have now claimed their place.

28 April 2020

Notes from Kazakhstan: Pigeons, disinfectant and COVID-19

COVID-19

In authoritarian Central Asia, the COVID-19 crisis is an opportunity for states to make a show of strength of strength, yet it also lays bare their weaknesses.

17 April 2020

Harvey Weinstein’s prison sentence is a reminder of the difficulty of obtaining justice for sexual assault

"How many have been denounced, prosecuted and sentenced?"

2 April 2020

April Fool’s Day, COVID-19 and Trinidad and Tobago’s ‘recalcitrant minority’

Who would ever have predicted that a speech made on April 1, 1958, would reverberate in April 1, 2020 through a speech made by another leader in the same political...

1 April 2020

The most critical lesson we've learned from the COVID-19 outbreak is the importance of free speech

COVID-19

As COVID-19 continues to spread, there is pressure in Hong Kong to silence discussion of the disease and punish doctors who are raising the alarm about its origins.

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