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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, 2016

15 July 2016

After the Nice Attack, a Chance for Us to Respect the Pain Everywhere, Together

"Please, today, let us just stay in the now. Let us respect grieving families and friends and in so doing, let us also pay tribute to the other tragedies before."

In China, Protests Against the South China Sea Ruling Skip the Streets for Cyberspace

"On my way home, I tweeted: 'Police have cordoned off the Philippines embassy in Beijing in anticipation of protests. No sign of protests yet.'"

12 July 2016

Can Fact-Checking Save Democracy—and Journalism as We Know It?

In the age of copy-paste disinformation, the need for formal fact-checking is more critical than ever.

8 July 2016

One Twitter User's Frame-by-Frame Analysis of the Dallas Shooting Media Coverage

"Think critically about what is reported and how it's being said. More importantly, look for what's being left off the page and why."

If I Had a Gun

"When I think about the times I've been attacked or threatened or I've seen violence, I can't think of one instance when a gun would have improved the outcome."

6 July 2016

For Refugees at Katsikas Camp, Life Remains in Limbo

As the Greek summer intensifies, the refugees of Katsikas Camp—plus some 50,000 others stuck across Greece—wait in vain for some of the vague promises of the EU-Turkey deal to materialise.

5 July 2016

European Memes, the Hilarious Antidote to the Shock and Uncertainty of Brexit

In the aftermath of Brexit, relations between the UK and EU are in a shambles. The Twitterverse, however, remains united in hilarious transnationality.

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