In this week’s Freedom of Speech Roundup, an interview with Russian feminist collective Pussy Riot, and pieces on the passing of Gore Vidal and Alexander Cockburn. Also, news and analysis on Mexico, Burma, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Belarus, China, Iraq, and USA.
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 the Weekly Freedom of Speech Roundup Sampsonia Way presents some of the week’s top news on freedom of expression, journalists in danger, artists in exile, and banned literature. This week news from Syria, Kyrgyzstan, Mexico, and an essay by Ray Bradbury.
“In Burma, where the system is corrupted, any democratic attempt can be infected.” In this week’s Off-Screen column, Burmese journalist Than Win Htut talks about how even a democratic tool like Talk2DVB can be used for corrupt purposes.
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