Stories about The Bridge from November, 2023
I try to sleep through the noises of heavy bombing sounds and news reports on the radio. My eyes get heavier and heavier. And then my mind eventually gives up and I drift off to sleep.
"After Israel has bombed Gaza into the Dark Ages again, arrested and killed hundreds elsewhere, what then? Will Israeli soldiers occupy the Strip? Will they tighten the siege forever, or in their words, repeatedly 'mow the lawn?'"
Activists Maryam Bahrami and Setayesh Hadizadeh share their 80-day sit-in experiences in Berlin, advocating for reduced Germany-Iran diplomatic relations to protest human rights violations in Iran.
"This year, 269 students in Hong Kong have attempted to take their own lives, and 37 have succeeded. Among 10,279 arrested from the 2019 protests, 1,754 were teenagers under 18 years old, with the youngest only 11."
Spontaneous protests in today’s Russia are extremely dangerous, but in Dagestan the practice continues
The slogan “We will not let Israeli refugees into Dagestan” arose from the assumption that the "Mountain Jews" living in Israel would want to send their women, children, and old people to where they lived before.
With national elections on the horizon, the government’s tightening grip on public dissent and media oversight will be a critical test of the country’s commitment to democratic principles and civil liberties.
Russian influence in Africa exists in some areas — notably in security and the arms trade — but most authors who have written on the subject conclude that the overall impact should not be overstated.
"The World Bank Group’s assessment highlighted that Nigeria, the most populated country in West Africa, recorded 29 million persons with disabilities in 2018."
Russian artist Alexandra Skochilenko addresses the court in Saint Petersburg at her trial over anti-war messages
"My trial, widely followed in Russia and globally, will make history, regardless of the verdict. You're not judging a terrorist, extremist, or even a political activist. You're judging a pacifist."
"In news reporting, every semantic choice, nuanced omission, prioritization, and bias holds the power to shape how readers interpret information, particularly evident during wars such as the conflict in Gaza."
Grande Rivière is an important leatherback turtle nesting site, where meteorological events have caused changes to the course of the river and, as a result, sand movement along the beach.
Big tech platforms extensively censor Palestinian voices, shadow banning them and their supporters, violating their rights to free speech, assembly, information access, political participation, and protection from discrimination.
We are a generation of war, that will live in the shadow of the wars that left scars beyond repair.
Protests, disinformation campaigns, and economically unsubstantiated restrictive measures are some of the tactics that official Moscow uses against Moldova. UNHCR data indicates that Moldova is hosting over 100,000 refugees from Ukraine and other countries.
Research exposes plantation giant Socfin's role in deforestation and displacement of Indigenous communities in Nigeria and Ghana
Greenpeace Media has cautioned that the Group’s steadfast resistance to adopting the industry’s zero-deforestation standard poses a significant and looming threat to the forests of West Africa.