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5 December 2016

Macedonian Election Campaign Started with Attempt of Identity Theft on Opposition Party

Upcoming parliamentary elections in Macedonia began with electioneering campaign tactics that were suspiciously sneaky.

A Decades-Long ‘Conversation’ Between Yugoslav and Polish Rockers

Rock music available online shows how a peculiar bridge, bringing the people of former Yugoslavia and Poland closer together, developed over the last four decades.

2 December 2016

Attack on NGO Fighting for Rights of Textile Workers in Macedonia Highlights Dangers to Civil Society

An attack on the premises of an NGO that champions textile workers' rights, has undermined attempts to improve the terrible working conditions in Macedonia's garment industry .

1 December 2016

Talking to Hooman Majd, a Bridge Between Iran and the US Mainstream

The Bridge

"Iran is not uniquely paradoxical: what's unique is that most people don’t know about Iran."

30 November 2016

Mixed Reactions to Kyiv's New ‘Theater on Podil’

RuNet Echo

Residents of Kiev cheered and jeered the unveiling of the "Theater on Podil" on one of the city's oldest streets.

29 November 2016

Through Hardships to the Stars: These Latin American Children Won’t Let Garbage Stand in the Way of Music

“Per aspera ad astra” means reaching the stars despite hardships. Youngsters from Mexico and Paraguay, whether living among garbage or using it to build musical instruments, are doing just that.

23 November 2016

Sleeping or Dead – Part 4: “We Declared It a Revolution For Freedom”

The Bridge

"For them our triumphant chants for freedom have been a sort of rape, and now is their chance for revenge."

22 November 2016

I’m Qatari, and I Want to Be Able to Decide For Myself Who I Marry

The Bridge

"My marriage changed me. It took my outside my bubble, and made me question our culture’s values."

20 November 2016

How is Online Radio Helping to Empower Visually Impaired People in Armenia?

Rising Voices

"There are about 25,000 visually impaired people in Armenia, of whom 6,000 are blind. Only 5% of these people are employed."

17 November 2016

Sleeping or Dead – Part 3: Thought is the Crime

The Bridge

"Even if they don’t torture you, the mere act of waiting does. Have they forgotten us? Are we going to stay in here forever? Why haven’t they called us today?"

14 November 2016

Dear Young Progressive Annoyed About the Trump Victory…

The Bridge

"Is it such a terrible thing that the other half of the country should have the right to to have a government it favors in power?"

12 November 2016

Sleeping or Dead – Part 2: “Aghiad's Blue Jacket”

The Bridge

"He pulls the chain till we are hanging by our hands, toes barely touching the ground. You’re mid-way between sky and earth, presented as a sacrifice of blood."

Decision 2016: Assessing the Damage

The Bridge

"The political gains made under Obama will likely be reversed, as Trump has promised to repeal the accord with Cuba and renegotiate trade treaties which would affect" Latin American nations.

11 November 2016

America, I Used to Love You

The Bridge

The election of Donald Trump has broken the hearts of many around the world who love America.

4 November 2016

Iran’s Keywan Karimi: The Filmmaker as Graffiti Artist

The Bridge

Working under threat of imprisonment for practicing his craft, Iranian filmmaker Keywan Karimi has turned the difficult conditions of artistic production into an aesthetic.

20 October 2016

Ghana's Opposition Party Is Running Wild With an Internet Challenge Surrounding a Juice Box

"Always love it when people turn their "misfortune" into a great success. That's what the #NPP has done with this #KalypoChallenge. Maturity"

14 October 2016

More Naughty Than Nice: The Dutch Government’s Approach to the Black Pete Tradition

The Bridge

Evidence shows that the tradition of Black Pete is having a negative impact in the Netherlands, especially on young people, but the Dutch government has failed to tackle the problem.

13 October 2016

On Uber's Arrival in Its Smallest Country to Date

The Bridge

"How will Uber fare in tiny Trinidad and Tobago? Will it “change life”, as the headline of one article has suggested?"

7 October 2016

Why Japanese Bathrooms Are the Best, and Other Videos

This popular video blog is hosted by children and explains what life is like in Japan.

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