Cartoon: There's No Place Like Rome

Cartoon: There’s No Place Like Rome

American artist Mike Flugennock illustrates a well-known symbol of solidarity in this curated cartoon. Over the last week, protesters flooded Rome’s streets in reaction to sweeping economic reforms recommended by Italy’s Prime Minister Matteo Renzi.

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Ghavam Garden in Shiraz, Iran

Controversy Over a Will

In his column, Yaghoub Yadali throws some light on the media war that is stymieing the burial of professor and distinguished scholar, Richard N. Frye, in Iran.

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Gul Panag

Twitter Trolls in India: Sexist Abuse as a Tool to Muzzle Women

by IFEX

This article draws attention to the real increase of sexist online abuse in India via social media channels like Twitter. Female activists who have “tweeted” political messages are consistently targeted for their outspokenness and are met with serious threats that transcend the digital realm. The article was originally published on April 1, 2014 by the Index on Censorship.

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Earth Day Flag

Earth Day and Earth Civilization Project

Tarik Günersel coalesces several notable voices in this post that commemorates Earth Day and calls attention to the Earth Civilization Project.

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Moniro Ravanipour

Readings at City of Asylum: Q&A with Moniro Ravanipour

On March 7, 2014, Moniro Ravanipour read from her work-in-progress and subsequently answered questions posed by audience members at the City of Asylum. In this Q&A on Sampsonia Way, Moniro explains her writing style, the journey to America, her thoughts on the “sound” of English vs. Farsi, and she divulges her secret to publishing in Iran.

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  • Gul Panag
    Twitter Trolls in India: Sexist Abuse as a Tool to Muzzle Women

    This article draws attention to the real increase of sexist online abuse in India via social media channels like Twitter. Female activists who have “tweeted” political messages are consistently targeted for their outspokenness and are met with serious threats that transcend the digital realm. The article was originally published on April 1, 2014 by the Index on Censorship.

    Read more...

  • Moniro Ravanipour
    Readings at City of Asylum: Q&A with Moniro Ravanipour

    On March 7, 2014, Moniro Ravanipour read from her work-in-progress and subsequently answered questions posed by audience members at the City of Asylum. In this Q&A on Sampsonia Way, Moniro explains her writing style, the journey to America, her thoughts on the “sound” of English vs. Farsi, and she divulges her secret to publishing in Iran.

    Read more...

  • Destroyed CHP Vote
    Post-Election is Pre-Election

    Tarik Günersel offers a pre- through post-election look at recent events that transpired in Turkey. Tarik also lays out some key Erdoğan “moments” during the election process, which provided great fodder for media outlets around the world.

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  • Cuban-Newrrative
    A Reading at City of Asylum: Generation Zero

    January 31, 2014 marked the launch of Sampsonia Way’s first anthology Generation Zero: An Anthology of New Cuban Fiction. In this video, Pittsburgh’s Josh Raulerson (WESA) as well as American novelist and college professor Angie Cruz read from the new release.

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