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Cartoon: Reporting is Resistance

Cartoonist Mike Flugennock highlights the recent crackdowns on journalists and media professionals around the world.

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Live in the Alphabet City Tent: Poet Tim Seibles

Cave Canem faculty member Tim Seibles engaged Pittsburgh audiences in June at the Alphabet City tent with several of his poems. Today, we present you with a video of Tim reading his poem “Allison Wolf”.

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Iran: Free or Charge Journalists

Human Rights Watch reports on the unlawful and unfounded arrests of journalists in Iran, including Jason Rezaian who is a correspondent forThe Washington Post.

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The Freedom Chat Transcripts: Brazilian Journalist Felipe Altenfelder Silva

In this Freedom Chat, midía NINJA member Felipe Altenfelder Silva talks about how media activism can create counter narratives that respond to Brazil’s diverse population and movements for social change.

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In Ethiopia, Protecting Yourself Online is a Crime

Zone 9 bloggers were charged with terrorism on July 17. PEN American Center’s Deji Olukotun sheds light on the effects of these strictures, which are constraining free expression throughout Ethiopia.

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The Conspiracy
The Conspiracy by Israel Centeno
by Israel Centeno / July 20, 2014
Described as "a rare voice from Venezuela" and "one of the great undiscovered literary experiences", Israel Centeno's newly translated book The Conspiracy is a perfect summer read. Enjoy an excerpt from this novel today. Read more...
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Farewell
by Hamdy El-Gazzar / July 28, 2014
Thank you for two amazing years, Hamdy el-Gazzar, who is signing off from Sampsonia Way. Without fail, his column provided insight into politics in Egypt, pressing social issues, and contemporary Egyptian literature. Read more...
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The Freedom Chat Transcripts: Bahraini Journalist Nazeeha Saeed
by Annie Piotrowski / July 8, 2014
Nazeeha Saeed, who was imprisoned and tortured during the pro-democracy protests in 2011, discusses the state of journalism in Bahrain and her struggle for justice in this edition of The Freedom Chat. Read more...
Poet Tim Seibles
Live in the Alphabet City Tent: Poet Tim Seibles
by Sampsonia Way / July 31, 2014
Cave Canem faculty member Tim Seibles engaged Pittsburgh audiences in June at the Alphabet City tent with several of his poems. Today, we present you with a video of Tim reading his poem "Allison Wolf". Read more...

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    Thank you for two amazing years, Hamdy el-Gazzar, who is signing off from Sampsonia Way. Without fail, his column provided insight into politics in Egypt, pressing social issues, and contemporary Egyptian literature.

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