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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 July, 2014

31 July 2014

#FreeZone9Bloggers: On July 31, We Tweet for Human Rights—and Human Beings

If convicted, they will find themselves in the company of at least eighteen other journalists who have suffered the same fate. All remain in prison today.

23 July 2014

Israel Struggles to Win “Hearts and Minds” in Media War on Palestine

Israeli social media strategist Niv Calderon is waging a war of words on Palestine. “There is a media war, and each citizen, each computer user, is a soldier,” he says.

20 July 2014

A Leaked Document Casts A Shadow Over Tanzania's Bright Gas Extraction Outlook

Leaked to the public, a contract between Norway's Statoil and the Tanzanian government highlights how fraught the question of revenues from Tanzania’s gasfields—and who will benefit from them—has become.

15 July 2014

This Russian Journalist Fears ‘Spy Scares’ May Migrate North from Tajikistan

It is nearly a month since Global Voices' Alexander Sodiqov was wrongfully arrested by Tajik authorities on espionage charges. This "Tajik precedent" should concern Russians, too, argues journalist Igor Rotar.

14 July 2014

If I Were A Dictator, I Would Consider You My Enemy

Marcell Shehwaro adds her voice to #Douma4, the campaign to free leading Syrian human rights activists and opposition figures kidnapped in Douma by Islamist militants.

10 July 2014

Why Taxi Drivers in Lima Are Seeing Red Over the City's New Black-and-Yellow Rules

Lima's taxi drivers are peeved: the local authority says they must mark their cars to distinguish them from illegal cabs at a cost of US$70-535. Drivers think it's a bluff.

7 July 2014

Joined by Love, Separated by Egypt's Prison Walls

Mona Seif blogs about love, pain and hope in this must-read post about about her sister Sanaa, jailed for protesting in Egypt.