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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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23 July 2015

Talking to Iranian Feminist Author Nina Ansary on the Eve of Change in Iran

Mahsa Alimardani talks to the author of Jewels of Allah, a new book that sheds light on feminism in contemporary Iran.

1 July 2015

As Karachi Succumbs to a Record-Breaking Heatwave, Social Media to the Rescue

As a heatwave grips parts of Pakistan, dilapidated government hospitals struggle to cope with the influx of heatstroke patients. A tweet from Faisal Kapadia helps ease the situation in Karachi.

26 June 2015

Pictures of Chinese People Scanning QR Codes

Apart from mobile boarding passes and the occasional event ticket, in many countries QR codes have never quite caught on. In China, however, they're everywhere.

17 June 2015

Abortion in Chile, a Clandestine Choice

There are few topics in Chile as controversial as abortion, which is prohibited in the country under one of the most restrictive laws in the world.

15 June 2015

Hope for a Nuclear-Free Taiwan

Many Taiwanese wish to reduce the risks of nuclear power, but if President Ma's administration represses their voices instead of listening, the problems of nuclear waste could be deadlocked.

6 June 2015

Why the US Indictments Against FIFA Must Be About Corruption

There has been much discussion about the United States' motivation behind the FIFA arrests - so is it a power grab or is it about doing the right thing?

5 June 2015

What Does Turkey's General Election Promise for Women?

'We must begin the process of overturning the status quo and demand more of all the parties that make it into the next parliament.'

29 May 2015

Reclaiming The Weeping Time

Those enslaved in the American South weren't merely victims, but people who succeeded against the odds, say descendants of slaves sold at an historic auction campaigning to reclaim that dignity.

16 May 2015

For Pakistan's Struggling National Airline, Balochistan Comes Last

An investigation by our partner site The Balochistan Point reveals major discrepancies in operations of Pakistan's national airline PIA in its poorest and largest province Balochistan.

12 May 2015

Can This US Presidential Hopeful Capture Republican and Latino Hearts?

Marco Rubio is one of the most-watched Republican candidates because of what he represents to a new generation of Latinos, but he has a number of hurdles to overcome.

‘Stop Destroying Our Communities For Coal We Cannot Use’

We were united in our message to end coal reliance and accelerate the transition to renewable energy that should have begun yesterday.

11 May 2015

How Kelly Golnoush Niknejad’s ‘Tehran Bureau’ Bridges Iran and the West

In the second installment of this series focused on Iranian journalists, Global Voices asks Kelly Golnoush Niknejad about the early days of Tehran Bureau.

4 May 2015

#NepalQuake Shook Nepal, But The Nepali Spirit Remains Undaunted

"It was an Armageddon," writes Sanjib Chaudhary of his experience in the earthquake that struck Nepal on April 25. "But our never-dying spirit hasn’t subsided. We will soon bounce back."

30 April 2015

In Eastern Turkey, Walking in the Shadow of Genocide

Widely commemorated globally, the centenary of the Armenian genocide was largely ignored inside Turkey—which makes missions like historian Ara Sarafian's tour of Turkey's Kurdish region all the more important.

28 April 2015

#NepalQuake: A Tale of Personal and National Tragedy

The scale of the April 25 earthquake in Nepal has meant that remote communities like Narayan Adhikari's home village have been among the hardest hit, but are still awaiting aid.

We Are Working To Prevent Explosions: Spoken Word in East Africa

"The youth... are like time bombs. We are working to prevent explosions. If words are never let out, we’ll explode!"

14 April 2015

Inside Amsterdam’s ‘New University’ Student Occupation

Journalists and photographers Roberto Pizzato and Nicola Zolin offer a glimpse behind the scenes of the "New University" movement's two-month student occupation at the University of Amsterdam.

10 April 2015

Could #IranTalks Signal a New Deal for Iran and the US?

A perspective on the Iranian nuclear agreement and what it means for Iranian people, human rights, and peace.

8 April 2015

How Not to Write About Smartphones and Spain

In defence of Spain's right to be portrayed accurately—and as smartphone-addicted as everybody else.

3 April 2015

Let's Stop for a Moment and Take in the Joy in Iran Right Now

Before wading into the landmark nuclear framework reached by Iran and six world powers, Global Voices Persian editor Mahsa Alimardani soaks in the happiness it caused among the Iranian people.

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