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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 January, 2016

28 January 2016

Young Actors Bring Greek Mythology and Psychology to the Stages of Venezuela

In this Venezuelan youth theatre group's idiosyncratic adaptations of Greek classics, the roles shape the actors as much as the actors shape the roles.

25 January 2016

Are You Scanning Me, or Am I Scanning You? The Power Dynamics of China's WeChat

"Our phones have become extensions of our social  and physical  selves. When these devices touch, it’s an intimate gesture with the ability to convey identity, power, and intention."

20 January 2016

Warlords to the Lebanese People: Let’s Forgive and Forget!

25 years after the end of the civil war Lebanon remains a deeply divided country, and attempts by former warlords to paper over the past can only worsen the situation.

On Criticising Charlie Hebdo on Facebook, and the Perils of Selective Freedom of Speech

Did Facebook remove Efe Levent's post because he used the term "cracker"?

19 January 2016

Expand Your Movie-Watching Horizons With These 16 Films From Around the World

Follow the exploits of a transgender dad, a rotten tomato, Iranian rockers, a janitor-turned-mayor and others in this list of films that take you to the world beyond Hollywood.

11 January 2016

It's David v. Goliath, as Citizens of ‘Europe's Greenest’ Region Take On an Italian Energy Giant

Italian energy giant Terna SpA slaps an activist with a 16 million-euro lawsuit as it pushes forward a mega-project in Abruzzo—"Europe's lungs". Which will triumph: business or socio-environmental dissent?

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