• Egyptian President Morsi on May 13, 2012. Photo: Youtube user MEMRITVVideos.
    The Egyptian Intellectual Constitution

    Following Egypt’s revolution, many forces have been working towards a new constitution for the country. Hamdy El-Gazzar highlights a group of intellectuals and artists who have created a “Cultural Constitution” to preserve intellectual freedom.

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  • Myanmar goverment abolishes direct media censorship after 50 years.
    Freedom of Speech Roundup

    This week: Myanmar government announces it is to end direct media censorship; writer Patrick Ness on censorship in the internet age; World Writers’ Conference issues statement condemning Arizona book ban. Also, news from India, Syria, Ethiopia, Pakistan and Russia.

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  • Mexico: Enrique Peña Nieto
    Freedom of Speech Roundup

    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.

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  • Mahmoud Dowlatabdi's novel The Colonel was just published in the U.S. but does not yet exist in an authorized Persian-language version. Photo: H.P. Schaefer
    Freedom of Speech Roundup

    In this week’s Freedom of Speech Roundup news and analysis from Syria, Mexico, Sudan, China, Lebanon and Turkey. Also a review of “The Colonel” by Iranian writer Mahmoud Dowlatabadi and a Q&A with journalist F. Brinley Bruton who is covering Syria.

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  • Ai Weiwei
    Freedom of Speech Roundup

    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: Syria, China, Tunisia, Carlos Fuentes, Ai Wei Wei.

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  • Chinese Post Office Logo.
    Categorical Denial

    In this week’s “Blind Chess” column Tienchi Martin-Liao discusses the Chinese Post Office’s role in censorship policy of banning books from the mail and how Hong Kong is becoming a source for black market books.

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