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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 August, 2019

25 August 2019

Moscow’s revolution will be memed, online and on canvas

RuNet Echo

An anonymous RuNet user has a found a creative way to criticise recent police violence in Moscow: photoshopping riot police into dozens of famous Russian and foreign artworks.

15 August 2019

On activism and the self

"Behind the instagrammable image of the fierce-looking individual with a clenched fist is a person who is constantly rationalizing and reaffirming their fidelity to radical politics."

9 August 2019

Four possible explanations for Turkmenistan's presidential hide-and-seek

Turkmenistan's publicity-loving president, Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedov, has been unusually scarce lately, prompting rumours of political upheaval in the Central Asian republic.

7 August 2019

Travel: An extreme sport for Africans

It’s difficult for Africans to travel outside Africa — but it’s equally grim to travel within the continent.

6 August 2019

Three naïve questions about Belarus

Why do so few people know about Belarus?

3 August 2019

In Azerbaijan, trolls keep us at each other’s throats

"Recently I half-jokingly wrote on my Facebook page. . . that “being from Azerbaijan is a terminal diagnosis incompatible with happiness.”