Ma Thida, the Burmese writer who had been a prisoner of conscience for over five years during her activism in the 90s, provided the keynote address at last weekend's Edinburgh World Writers' conference in Kuala Lumpur. Photo via Facebook.

There is No Collective Dream in Myanmar

In Ma Thida’s first column for Sampsonia Way, she writes about the lack of a collective dream in her native Myanmar.

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Cartoon: For Shimaa Al Sabbagh

Cartoonist Payam Boromand, on the death of Egyptian activist Shimaa Al Sabbagh, who was shot and killed while commemorating the fourth anniversary of the start of the Egyptian Revolution.

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The End of Skill: Mamle Kabu

“The message for Vanessa showed his growing awareness of the issue of African-American heritage and its value on the kente market.”

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Cartoon: RK Laxman Dies in India

Spectoons pays tribute to the late cartoonist RK Laxman, who passed away on January 26, 2015.

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Blogger Liza Bogutskaya braves the roads in Crimea in a car decorated with Ukrainian embroidery patterns and dresses in Ukrainian colors. Image from Facebook.

In Crimea, No Room for Blogger Liza Bogutskaya And Her Pro-Ukrainian Views

Liza Bogutskaya’s outspokenness against what she sees as Russia’s illegal occupation of Crimea has made her a favorite of pro-Ukrainians online and an enemy of the Russian state administering Crimea.

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    The 10 Most Popular Freedom Chats of 2014

    This year, Sampsonia Way introduced The Freedom Chats, a new series that features interviews with journalists and other international media personalities who face censorship and repression in their home countries. Join us in reviewing the most viewed Freedom Chats from 2014.

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    Cartoon: Ayotzinapa

    Chilean cartoonist Fiestoforo pays tribute to Goya’s “Third of May Executions” and commemorates the death of forty-three teaching students in Iguala, Guerrero, Mexico.

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