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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 June, 2014

27 June 2014

In Syria We Have All Become Killers

What do you feel when the security checkpoint where your mother was killed is destroyed in a bombing?

‘Tajikistan's Detention of Alexander Sodiqov Cuts to the Core of What Research Scholars Do’

"The detention of Alexander Sodiqov cuts to the core of what research scholars do. They rigorously collect data, analyze them, and disseminate knowledge."

21 June 2014

Do You Suffer From Device Upgrade Fever? These People May Have Found A Cure

Inspired by the tinkerers and fixers of the developing world, Janet Gunter and Ugo Vallauri's project seeks to help the world by helping people give their electronics longer lives.

18 June 2014

Why Conducting Academic Research in Khorog, Tajikistan is a Criminal Offense

What does the Tajik government have to fear by arresting scholar and Global Voices author Alexander Sodiqov? Chris Rickleton explains.

10 June 2014

For Literary Stars, Life's A Beachside Festival In Jamaica

A relaxed Salman Rushdie, a warm and expansive Jamaica Kincaid, and other delights of the 2014 edition of Jamaica's Calabash Literary Festival. Annie Paul reports.

3 June 2014

While He Was Burying His Grandmother in Bosnia, Floods Submerged His Home in Serbia

In this moving diary of events relating to the first few days of the floods in the Balkans, Rastko Šejić vividly describes scenes of tragedy and immense human strength.

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