photo via Flickr user: Desmond Kavanagh

Small is Beautiful?

The dramatic Scottish referendum has had much impact on not only the European community, but also to a certain extent, the Beijing regime and the Chinese people.

photo via Youtube user: inesvigo

The Censorship of Painting on the Isle of Freedom

The cancellation of renowned national artist Pedro Pablo Oliva’s exhibition, “Utopia and Dissent,” represents the despotism of a communist elite that has ruled Cuba with impunity for over half a century.

Cartoon by Rayma Suprani that led to her termination at El Universal. Screenshot via Twitter.

[Update] Rayma: The Cartoonist of a Faceless President

On September 17th Venezuelan cartoonist Rayma Suprani was fired from her position at El Universal due to a critical cartoon. This 2012 interview with Suprani explores Venezuela’s relationship with cartoonists.

Selim Temo. Photo provided by the author.

The Rise of Kurdish Literature

Although there is still pressure in various places, it is possible to say that Kurdish literature is on the rise overall. Tarık Günersel in conversation with Selim Temo on Kurdish literature.

Tsitsi Dangarembga, Zimbabwean filmmaker and writer. Photo: via Wikipedia.

Speaking the ‘unspeakable’ through film in Zimbabwe

From socially conscious film-making to challenging the invisibility of women in the industry, pioneering Zimbabwean filmmaker and writer Tsitsi Dangarembga speaks with Beti Ellerson about her film activism.


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  • Photo from the protests in Ferguson, Mo., where at least a dozen journalists have been arrested. via Flickr user: velo_city
    Journalism is Under Attack, and Not Just in Ferguson

    “It is not a great time to be a journalist in America.” In this article originally published on August 21 at the ACLU, author Nao Yachot examines the ways in which the events in Ferguson indicate an ongoing trend of government attacks on First Amendment rights.