In this week’s Blind Chess Tienchi Martin-Liao shares the story of He Depu, a human rights activist and former political prisoner, who was recently forced by the Chinese government to take a vacation “in the name of stability.”
In this week’s Night Watch Israel Centeno talks about the euphemisms society uses to limit free speech. “The purpose of exercising freedom is neither to reassert a consensus, nor to verify the truth of a bias, nor to impose a dogma.”
In this weeks Tea House writer Khet Mar profiles Burmese journalist and writer San San Tin. In exile for over a decade, San San Tin is the author of No Time for Dreams, a personal account of the four decades leading up to the Saffron Revolution.
In this week’s Off-Screen journalist Than Win Htut lays out the challenges that faced Democratic Voice of Burma, a media organization working in exile, including the difficulty of finding verifiable information.
In this week’s Pakistan Unveiled Pakistani journalist Bina Shah talks about the risks faced by satirists and comedians in Pakistan who “tread fine line between the natural freedom of the profession and the fear of censorship.”
In this week’s Revolution Evening Post Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo talks about political kisses in Havana and focuses on the recent Gay Pride Day celebration there and the movement fighting for LGBT rights.
In this week’s Corkscrew writer Horacio Castellanos Moya compares the recent impeachment of Paraguayan president Fernando Lugo to the ousting of Honduran president Manuel Zelaya, and asks “Who’s next?”
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