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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 March, 2017

27 March 2017

For One Somalia-Born UK Citizen, Brexit Is a “Point of No Return”

"This is not the England I grew up in, the one I wanted so much to belong to."

26 March 2017

In a Greek Refugee Camp: A Volunteer's Notebook

"As volunteers, we’re treated as though we’re not part of the story.... But whether we like it or not, we are part of the narrative and influence it, significantly."

23 March 2017

Is Kazakhstan's President a Dictator? You Decide.

In a recent discussion with a hand-picked selection of journalists, Nazarbayev took pains to explain why Asian societies aren't always suited to democracy.

22 March 2017

If You Really Want To Know What's Happening With Tech in Cuba, Read Beyond the Headlines

Internet access is fleeting, connection quality is poor, and the costs of getting online are astronomical. But you wouldn't know it from the headlines.

17 March 2017

Fake News and Fake Solutions: How Do We Build a Civics of Trust?

When posing solutions to fix fake news, we need to be careful not to build our own self-censorship machines.

8 March 2017

Egypt's Revolution: Between Lost Hopes and Growing Apathy

"I have always dodged casual conversations about the Egyptian revolution from people who know little about it, fearing that words would fail me."

6 March 2017

Japanese Media Reports of Sagamihara Care Home Stabbings Overlook the Disabled Victims

Media reports have also placed great emphasis on finding a deeper motive behind the stabbings, in spite of the perpetrator's assertion that "....It is better that disabled people disappear.”

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