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    Covering Enemies of the Internet

    Burma, China, Cuba and Iran are first four countries on the list of Enemies of the Internet that Reporters Without Borders released March 12. Read Sampsonia Way’s coverage of these countries in interviews, articles and blog updates.

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  • Sampsonia Way Celebrates Liu Xiaobo's Nobel Peace Prize
    Sampsonia Way Celebrates Liu Xiaobo’s Nobel Peace Prize

    When the Nobel Foundation announced that Chinese intellectual and activist Liu Xiaobo won the Peace Prize, we celebrated at Sampsonia Way. The prize committee lauded Liu Xiaobo “for his long and non-violent struggle for fundamental human rights in China.” We hoped this would help the jailed writer gain his freedom. However, the announcement ignited a furious response from China.

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  • Between Fresh Blood And Starlight

    In mid-April 1989, thousands of Chinese citizens poured into Beijing’s Tiananmen Square, mourning the death of prodemocracy leader Hu Yaobang. Over the next seven weeks, the peaceful, student-led demonstration swelled to more than 100,000 people—one of [...]

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