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The Bridge features personal essays, commentary, and creative non-fiction that illuminate differences in perception between local and international coverage of news events, from the unique perspective of members of the Global Voices community. Views expressed do not necessarily represent the opinion of the community as a whole. All Posts

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Stories about The Bridge from May, 2014

“I Can Feel Total Censorship in the Air”: Internet Freedom Evaporates in Thailand

"Freedom of expression is Thailand is at stake...Simply criticising the Council could land one before a military court."

When I Showed Jill Abramson and Dean Baquet Around Karachi

Back in 2011, before Jill Abramson and Dean Baquet assumed their new leadership roles at the New York Times, they visited Karachi.

From Liberated Aleppo

The citizens of Aleppo, Syria—those eagerly awaiting the liberation as well as those against it—await the details on further areas of their divided city liberated from the Syrian regime.

Pity for the Poor, or When Do We Get to Hear the Good News?

When NGOs communicate, they often go for narratives of distress and disaster instead of showing progress and potential. The result is a distorted and stereotyped view of the world.

Aftermath of an Oil Spill

In La Brea, Trinidad, a fishing community continues to feel the impact of an allegedly cleaned-up oil spill that occurred over four months ago.

Syria: Love in the Time of Tyranny

"Wherever I look in Syria, I come across crazy stories of love, brave as a rose stubbornly growing, despite the weeds and thorns trying to suffocate it," writes Marcell Shehwaro.

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