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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, 2015

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.'

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