felipe altenfelder

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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El Sexto

Yoani Sánchez interviews El Sexto, (Imprisoned) King of Spray

Political activist El Sexto was detained six days ago by the Cuban authorities under the pretense of a common crime. In a candid and recent interview with blogger Yoani Sanchez, El Sexto discusses his artistic work and actions to engender free expression in Cuba.

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Nazeeha

The Freedom Chat Transcripts: Bahraini Journalist Nazeeha Saeed

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.

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Rachida Madani and Marilyn Hacker

Armed with Words: Moroccan Poet Rachida Madani

Rachida Madani sees herself as “a poet armed with words to bear witness and revolt against injustice, social inequality, women’s conditions in a patriarchal society, men’s superiority complex, despotism, and a lack of freedom of expression.” In this edition of The Writer’s Block, Rachida spoke about language, womanhood, and reinventing Scheherazade.

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Umberto Crenca

Unjuried and Uncensored: An Interview with AS220’s Bert Crenca

AS220′s Bert Crenca leads a thriving and always buzzing artist-run organization in Providence, Rhode Island. In this interview, the artistic-director and founder talks about the maturation of AS220 since 1985, the many offerings of the non-profit, and creative placemaking.

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Interviews

  • Rachida Madani and Marilyn Hacker
    Armed with Words: Moroccan Poet Rachida Madani

    Rachida Madani sees herself as “a poet armed with words to bear witness and revolt against injustice, social inequality, women’s conditions in a patriarchal society, men’s superiority complex, despotism, and a lack of freedom of expression.” In this edition of The Writer’s Block, Rachida spoke about language, womanhood, and reinventing Scheherazade.

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  • Maria Lopez De Leon
    “Who I am in this life”: An Interview with María López De León

    In an exclusive interview with Sampsonia Way Magazine, María López De León discloses her professional convictions and personal history in promoting Latino arts, culture, and equality across various networks. Also, López details her work as the Executive Director of the National Association of Latino Arts and Culture (NALAC), her nomination by President Obama to the National Council of the Arts, and she enumerates several grant opportunities that support Latino arts and culture.

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