• Imprisoned_Turkish_Writers
    Turkey’s Imprisoned Writers

    Nearly 800 writers, poets, journalists, translators, and editors are currently in prison around the world. Approximately one tenth of them are in Turkey, where an Anti-Terror Law has been broadly applied to target writers. Here PEN Turkey president explains and names the writers under threat.

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  • Fernando Pessoa Collage
    Saudade, Hiraeth, and Hüzün

    Writer Israel Centeno’s ‘search to ascribe a tangible meaning to the oblique feeling that goes above and beyond simple nostalgia’ has led him to a close reading of Fernando Pessoa’s works and the stories of Venezuelan writer Enza García Arreaza.

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  • Cartoon by Pedro X. Molina
    Cartoon: Crazy Climate

    Today’s cartoon is by Pedro X. Molina (Nicaragua). Sampsonia Way’s Cartoons section features cartoonists from around the world whose work offers unique political and social commentary, as well as sharp wit.

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  • Egyptian Protest
    I Don’t Feel Any Revolutionary Frustration!

    Writer Hamdy El-Gazzar reminds the “frustrated revolutionary” that Egyptians have achieved a lot to be proud of since the start of the revolution on January 25, 2011. “Remembering is good medicine for frustration, but what’s better is keeping what we own and paying attention to it.”

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  • Carpet of Baskerville
    What We Talk About When We Talk About Iran

    In a recent Gallup poll Americans rated Iran as their “biggest enemy.” Why is it like this? “Why do Americans believe all news that tries to paint Iran as an ‘enemy’ and a ‘terrorist’ only interested in building nuclear bombs?” Iranian writer Yaghoub Yadali attempts to dispel the widely held myths.

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  • China Media Censorship
    Chinese censorship – American Style?

    The widely criticized suspension last week of Bloomberg New’s Hong Kong-based journalist Michael Forsythe sparks discussion of alleged censorship of reporters and articles in China. In this video, James Fallows, Demetri Sevastopulo and discuss the issue with CNN’s Eric Deggans.

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