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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, 2020

Could COVID-19 help push peace forward in Yemen?

While leaders have stalled on a unified response to ending the violence to deal with the virus, several activist groups in Yemen are pushing forward a ceasefire agenda.

Why Hong Kong isn’t dead yet

"Today Beijing imposed the “national security” law in Hong Kong. It gives them broad powers to go after anyone they don’t like. Anyone who criticizes them. Anyone who disobeys them."

‘If a dirt, a dirt': COVID-19 and the reopening of the Jamaican economy

"Once things have “opened up” it will be back to normal. I don’t believe it will be a “new normal” – just normal."

COVID-19 and Trinidad and Tobago education's digital divide

"What we do not want is a situation where the exclusion of students is a threat greater than COVID-19 to our education."

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