The Freedom Chat: A Video Conversation with Sidharth Bhatia

Sidharth Bhatia, a Mumbai-based journalist who reports for the Times of India and The Dawn, discusses the effect of economic reforms on India’s media in the Freedom Chat.

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Live in the Alphabet City Tent: Poet Lyrae Van Clief-Stefanon

Cave Canem faculty member and Cornell University professor, Lyrae Van Clief-Stefanon, delivers her poem “Lost”, which documents her harrowing and real experience in the Floridian swamp.

Poet Patricia Smith

Live in the Alphabet City Tent: Poet Patricia Smith

Professor and acclaimed poet Patricia Smith captivated the Alphabet City tent audience this year at Cave Canem. Today, we present a video of Smith delivering her poem “Where Black Begins and Don’t End”.

Freedom Chat

The Freedom Chat: A Video Conversation with Ma Thida

In this installment of the Freedom Chat, Dr. Ma Thida, a Burmese surgeon, writer, and human rights activist discusses the effect of recent government policies on free speech.

Mahnaz Mohammadi, Iran

Iranian Filmmaker Mahnaz Mohammadi Sentenced to Five Years

On June 7, award-winning filmmaker Mahnaz Mohammadi began serving a five year sentence in Iran’s infamous Evin Prison. In this video that Mohammadi recorded on June 6, she speaks about the impending imprisonment.

The Freedom Chat: A Video Conversation with Alfredo Corchado Jimenez
In the tenth installment of The Freedom Chat, we talk to award-winning journalist Alfredo Corchado Jimenez, who is renowned for his coverage of corruption and drug cartels in the U.S. and Mexico.
National Poetry Month 2014
Observing National Poetry Month (Around the World)
Sampsonia Way celebrates National Poetry Month by highlighting a collection of works (published, unpublished, and performed), which were created by poets who greatly contributed to the development of the magazine.
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Impunidad en México…at a Glance
Close to 99% of crimes against journalists and the media are committed with impunity in Mexico. Learn more about who is being targeted and who is responsible.


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    Writers in the Garden: Jamar Thrasher

    On July 17th, City of Asylum Pittsburgh presented Writers in the Garden, an annual celebration of local poets and the Northside community. Curated by Jim Daniels, this year’s featured writers were Craig Bernier, Leslie Ann McIlroy, Dave Newman, Wendy Paff, and Jamar Thrasher.