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Special topic archive · 38 posts

These posts are part of The Bridge, featuring original writing, opinion, commentary and investigation from the unique perspective of the Global Voices community.


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2 April 2014

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Syria: My Mother, Alive

Syrian blogger/activist Marcell Shehwaro remembers her martyred mother, "who believed in love, beauty, family and the right of Syrian mothers to live a life free from fear and anxiety."

21 March 2014

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As Elections Approach, Denial Runs Deep for Turkey's Erdogan

Turkey's Prime Minister is calling for democratic elections in a democratic state. Meanwhile, media outlets are under attack, Twitter is blocked, and protester oppression is at an all-time high.

19 March 2014

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Three Years of the Syrian Revolution: “Our Dream Remains Alive”

Activist and blogger Marcell Shehwaro on preparations in her home city of Aleppo, and other parts of the country, to commemorate the third anniversary of the Syrian revolution.

18 March 2014

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Is There Anything More Public Than Twitter?

What are the ethics of publishing a tweet without permission? A Buzzfeed report on sexual assaults stirs trouble in the twitterverse.

12 March 2014

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Syria: I Am Aleppo, Aleppo Is Me

"Aleppo and I are alike: worn down, full of fire, confused," writes blogger/activist Marcell Shehwaro, in the first article in a series about life in Syria during the ongoing conflict.

10 March 2014

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Fathers in the Caribbean Have to Fight to See the Birth of Their Kids

Fathers are still routinely denied the right to witness the birth of their children in Trinidad and Tobago and many other Caribbean territories.

24 February 2014

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The Venezuela I'll Always Remember

Peruvian Gabriela Garcia Calderón remembers the Venezuela of the 1990s, a very different country from the one appearing in the news headlines of late.

20 February 2014

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Parlez-vous français? Learning French According to Global Voices Translators

Struggling with learning French? Don't despair! You are not alone, say Global Voices French translators.

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Spain's Love-Hate Relationship With The New York Times

A New York Times story about Spain has once again made headlines in Spain. Why does the country care so much about the American paper's coverage?

19 February 2014

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Indie Music from Puerto Rico is Rocking the World

The world is already listening to us. Time to spread the word in Puerto Rico.

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