Stories about The Bridge from October, 2023
'These trans-local struggles took place in the tumult of the late 1960s, inflected by the civil rights movement, the decolonisation of Africa, and broader anti-colonial sentiments in the ‘Third World.’'
Cameroon's Indigenous Baka people given access to fresh forest resources, but it's a world away from their former lives
Baka people have lived in the forests of southeast Cameroon since time immemorial and are known to be the first custodians of the forest. Their lifestyle and livelihood depend on the forest.
Human rights defender Sajini Wickramasinghe analyses the UK online safety bill to explain how certain serious concerns in the impending Sri Lankan bill can be addressed and tackled.
'We don’t want to engage in conversations about death. We have made obscure the only thing that is a guarantee in life.'
'I returned home with the weight of the painful images etched into my mind, a haunting memory that will remain with me for a lifetime.'
In a heart-wrenching moment behind prison walls in Iran, Sholeh receives news about her daughter Reyhaneh's execution for killing a former intelligence ministry worker who had attempted to rape her.
Four experts explain why there is a double standard in how the foreign-funded big Persian media are covering the Iranian opposition, neither criticizing them nor demanding transparency.
"This is Gaza, a bitter existence, where each day brings us closer to the brink. We face the specter of death daily, under the weight of an unjust oppressor."
Achieving a lasting solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict entails recognizing Palestinians' historical rights, ending apartheid practices, and stopping illegal settlement activities.
"It is about the nostalgia of those people who lived in Crimea, visited Crimea, or only dreamed of visiting it."
For five years now, an organization serves as network and a platform for empowering women and transgender individuals who face challenges related to migration, gender, and sexuality in São Paulo, the largest city of Brazil
Examining the issues of climate change and water scarcity in Tanzania, and exploring viable solutions
"Women and children bear the heaviest burden of fetching water. As a result, their opportunities for education and personal development are curtailed, trapping them in a cycle of poverty."
Patthakarn Sadubtham "tries to use art as a medium to alleviate the hardships that many gay individuals, some still compelled to remain in the closet, have had to endure."
Journalist Maryam Mirza draws inspiration from the brave women of Iran, prompting her to share her own story and to chronicle the experiences of other Iranian women in exile in Berlin.
In the post-Yugoslav region, where racialized geopolitical cartography re-emerged after the Cold War, many people tend to deny the existence of racism when asked about it.
"... [N]o country in the world has ever moved on when injustices of the past have not been genuinely addressed."