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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 November, 2021

Political dynasties and billionaires hijack ‘democratic’ party-list system in the Philippines

"The most urgent need of the hour is for legislation to be passed to revise the party-list act and install permanent safeguards to prevent abuses and misuses of the system."

A ‘new deal’ for Africa: Is this the best chance for a generation?

The pressure is now “on Europe, on the developed countries, and on governments, to seize this opportunity to deliver a generational change in Africa.”

When athletes get political: Support for the Uyghurs ahead of the Beijing Winter Olympics

NBA player Enes Kanter called for fellow Muslim athletes to join him in condemning the atrocities that the Uyghurs have been suffering at the hand of the Chinese government.

A memoir of escaping Turkmenistan in search of education

Turkmen girls who overcome family pressure to prioritize family over education have to face pressure from the state if they want to study abroad.

Latino immigrants in the US: Has the situation really changed?

Stories about the "invisible" workforce in the United States: Even though poverty rates are declining, Latinos are still among the poorest and the least educated.

Political and social crises to blame for the ‘COVID-19 disaster’ in Bulgaria

"Instead of creating a unified campaign to explain the situation and why it is important for people to be vaccinated, politicians ... are competing in their silence and dubious statements"

‘My people, from above and afar': Havana in photos

The photos were influenced by the story of "a BEFORE and an AFTER."

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