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    Ammar 404 is Dead. Long Live Ammar 404!

    “For those who never heard of him before, Ammar 404 is Tunisia’s Big Brother.” The Dissident Blog reports on the former fall, the recent resurrection, and overall pervasiveness of a government authority responsible for online censorship.

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    The Freedom Chat: A Conversation with Andrea Daza Tapia

    In the third installment of Sampsonia Way’s “The Freedom Chat”, journalist Andrea Daza Tapia shines a light on the media blackouts in Venezuela, reaffirms the power of social media, and she details the detriments incurred from the conflation of roles between media professionals and politicians.

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    Belarus: Outspoken Musicians Endangered

    In Belarus, musicians fall into two camps under the Lukashenka regime – political or unpolitical. Belarusian musician Lavon Volski belongs to the former and is ardently fighting for the freedom of expression in his country.

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    The Game

    Yaghoub Yadali uses juxtaposition to great effect in this piece. These fictionalized stories subtly expose some of the real fears and struggles felt by authors from around the world.

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    Exile Hangout: Cuba

    In this Exile Hangout, Cuban writers including Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo, Lien Carrazana Lau, Danilo Maldonado Machado “El Sexto”, and Elena Victoria Molina speak about an anthology of Cuban short stories published by Sampsonia Way. They nuance Cuban literary generations and how “censorship is creating new spaces” in current conversations.

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