Raining Snakes and Frogs

Ukraine’s National Council on Television and Radio Broadcasting (NRCT) banned Ukrainian distributors from broadcasting TV Dozhd (Rain) in Ukraine, asserting that the channel did not recognize Ukraine’s borders. In short, it shows The Crimean peninsula as a part of Russia. Is it enough for restrictions?

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Artist and Tyrant: Sokurov Pleads for Putin to Free Sentsov

Guest blogger Oleg Shynkarenko on the Youtube video that demonstrated the ugly relations between a Ukranian artist and the Russian state.

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Writers on the 2016 Election: Nigerian Writer Sunny Ayewanu

“I crave to get enough insights from political pundits and social-cultural analysts in America, as to how this stunning novelty materialized.” -Sunny Ayewanu

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Writers on the 2016 US Election: The Last Gasp of the Angry White Man

“I am convinced that what we are seeing is something seen before: these angry flailings are dangerous and frightening, but they are death throes, not signs of rebirth.” -South African writer Tony Eprile on the parallels between Trump’s rise to power and the end of apartheid in South Africa

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Cartoon: Marine Le Pen

French National Front leader Marine Le Pen says, “I’m not a racist, I eat couscous.”

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SW Daily

  • Asli Erdogan Detained in Turkey

    Former ICORN writer-in-residence in Krakow City of Refuge, Asli Erdoğan, was detained in Turkey on Wednesday after acting as columnist and stand-in-editor to the Turkish newspaper, Özgür Gündem.

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