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    The Freedom Chat: A Conversation with Naziha Syed Ali

    Sampsonia Way is excited to announce its newest series: The Freedom Chat. Through Skype we are reaching out to journalists and other media figures from around the world to share their firsthand experiences with censorship, repression, and exile. In this very first Freedom Chat, Naziha Syed Ali comments on a multitude of threats felt by journalists in Pakistan.


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    Video: Questions and Answers about Cuba’s Generation Zero

    Generation Zero: An Anthology of New Cuban Fiction editor Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo answers questions at City of Asylum Pittsburgh about the current state of Cuban literature, the complexity of the term “afro-cuban,” accessing the internet in Cuba, and why there’s currently a lack of unity among Cuban literary organizations and authors.


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    Exile Hangout: Iran

    Exiled writers Marina Nemat, Omid Fallahazad, Moniro Ravanipour, Shahrnush Parsipur, and Roya Hakakian talk via Google Hangout about risking imprisonment for their writing, repression against opposition writers, the government’s crackdown on free press, and the condition of writing in exile.