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  • A protestor holding a sign expressing opposition against Turkish PM Erdogan
    Air Must be Banned, Too

    In this week’s column, author Tarik Gunersel writes about literary and social media crackdowns as well as the recent challenges to religious freedom under Turkey’s Prime Minister Erdoğan.

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  • Venezuela Protests February 2014
    The Legacy

    This week Israel Centeno writes about the protests sweeping Venezuela, Maduro’s reaction, and how Chávez’s presidency sowed the seeds for the current environment of hate and violence.

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  • Mustafa Haji Abdinur
    When It’s Not the Right Time… Or the Right Place

    Mustafa Haji Abdinur works as correspondent for Agence-France-Presse in Mogadishu and is founder and editor-in-chief of the independent station Radio Simba. He spoke with IFEX about why he feels like a “dead man walking,” and what he thinks can be done to tackle impunity in his country.

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  • Karam Saber
    The Defamation of Religion and Karam Saber, Again

    Last October, Hamdy El-Gazzar wrote about Karam Saber, an Egyptian writer who was sentenced to five years in prison for “contempt- and defamation of religion” in his short story collection, Where is God. On March 11, the Beba Misdemeanour Court in Beni Sueif upheld this sentence.

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