SW Daily

  • 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.

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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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  • 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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  • The Magic Word “Occupy”
    The Magic Word “Occupy”

    Tienchi Martin-Liao calls attention to the Sunflower Movement that began in opposition to the Cross-Strait Service Trade Agreement (CSSTA). Tienchi describes the CSSTA made between mainland China and Taiwan, the latest protests in Taipei, and she fleshes out the central issues that sparked action since March 18, 2014.

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