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    Covering Enemies of the Internet

    Burma, China, Cuba and Iran are first four countries on the list of Enemies of the Internet that Reporters Without Borders released March 12. Read Sampsonia Way’s coverage of these countries in interviews, articles and blog updates.

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    “The regime always plays a zero sum game.”

    In this conversation, two followers of the National League for Democracy (NLD) discuss the implications of the 2010 elections, the release of NLD leader Aung San Suu Kyi, and how the international community has responded to the junta’s refusal to make meaningful democratic reforms.

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  • Sampsonia Way Celebrates Liu Xiaobo's Nobel Peace Prize
    Sampsonia Way Celebrates Liu Xiaobo’s Nobel Peace Prize

    When the Nobel Foundation announced that Chinese intellectual and activist Liu Xiaobo won the Peace Prize, we celebrated at Sampsonia Way. The prize committee lauded Liu Xiaobo “for his long and non-violent struggle for fundamental human rights in China.” We hoped this would help the jailed writer gain his freedom. However, the announcement ignited a furious response from China.

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  • Letter to City of Asylum/Pittsburgh

    Translated by Michelle Yeh Before the Tiananmen Massacre took place on June 4, 1989, I had been engaged in literary activities at five universities in Beijing. In 1987, I was charged with “disturbing peace of society” [...]

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  • Tibetan Blogosphere Is Vibrant and Empowering
    Tibetan Blogosphere Is Vibrant And Empowering

    As a place to meet, share and exchange, the Tibetan blogosphere has created opportunities for Tibetan citizens that would be unimaginable in the offline world. Keeping in mind the state of internet censorship in the People’s Republic of China today, these new spaces can be seen as new outlets but also as new areas involving personal risk.

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  • Gade Tsering’s New Poem from High Peaks Pure Earth

    Gade Tsering, a Tibetan blogger, writer, and poet, was one of the most recent contributors to High Peaks Pure Earth because of his outspoken voice in all his writings. He runs a widely popular Chinese language blog called Tibet, or After the Last Sky. Tsering aims to spread awareness about issues going on throughout the Tibetan region through his poetry

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  • Help Free Jailed Tibetan Tashi Rabten

    Tashi Rabten is one of two Tibetan students arrested by the Chinese government from the Tibet Autonomous Region. As the editior of Shar Dungri (Eastern Snow Mountain), a banned literary magazine, he wrote on the suppression of the March 2008 protests in Lhasa and surrounding regions. Sydney PEN is calling for Tashi’s immediate release from Chinese custody.

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