• Law Eh Soe
    First Film Festival in Burma Announces Winner

    The Art of Freedom film festival awarded the Best Short Documentary prize to “Click in Fear,” a film about journalist Law Eh Soe. Burma’s first film festival featured uncensored films, some of which are critical of the former military regime.

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    Top 10 Must-Read Excerpts of 2011

    From Kenyan poet Philo Ikonya to National Book Award-winner Terrance Hayes, Sampsonia Way has featured the work of poets and novelists from around the world, many of whom have dealt first-hand with censorship and persecution.

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  • The Making of Abhaya: Burma’s Fearlessness

    For his book Abhaya, James Mackay photographed former prisoners with the name of a current political prisoner written on their palm. More than 2,000 Burmese political prisoners — including monks, students, journalists, lawyers, MPs and over 300 members of Aung San Suu Kyi’s opposition National League for Democracy — are incarcerated in horrendous conditions.

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