The Weekly Digest: Dermot Bolger, Turkmenistan, Egypt

by Sampsonia Way    /  October 30, 2011  / No comments

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Dermot Bolger. Photo: Laura Mustio

Reimagining Ireland: Interview with Dermot Bolger
In this interview Raymund Ryan and Irish writer Dermot Bolger take us through the many phases of Dublin—through architecture, literature, politics, and history. Bolger tells the story of his youth in Ireland founding Raven Arts Press, his experiences with Irish censorship, and how in the 80s an eyesore became a haven for the arts.

Turkmenistan: The Emergence of Citizen Journalism
Turkmenistan has the world’s third most suppressed media, followed only by North Korea and Eritrea. However, the coverage of a deadly explosion in July, 2011 marked the unprecedented emergence of citizen journalism in one of the world’s most isolated countries. We talked with three Turkmen journalists in an attempt to understand the daily challenges faced by citizen and independent journalists.

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Sampsonia Way has been following the case of imprisoned Egyptian pacifist and blogger Maikel Nabil who has now been on hunger strike for more than sixty days. In this unedited statement, Nabil remains defiant and continues to be critical of the military courts.

Censored Website Editor Talks about Media Control in Sri Lanka
Lanka-e-News editor Sandaruwan Senadheera, who fled into exile a year ago, has been interviewed by Reporters Without Borders about the current state of media freedom and freedom of information in Sri Lanka

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