• A still from "Alu Anday," Beygairat Brigade's satirical music video. Photo: youtube user TheMedia180.
    On the Front Lines of Comedy

    In this week’s Pakistan Unveiled Pakistani journalist Bina Shah talks about the risks faced by satirists and comedians in Pakistan who “tread fine line between the natural freedom of the profession and the fear of censorship.”

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  • Yasmín Silvia Portales, founder of the Rainbow Project. Photo: Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo
    KISS KISS, BANG GANG

    In this week’s Revolution Evening Post Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo talks about political kisses in Havana and focuses on the recent Gay Pride Day celebration there and the movement fighting for LGBT rights.

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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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    Freedom of Speech Roundup

    In this week’s Freedom of Speech Roundup news and analysis from Mexico, Syria, Tibet, Ireland, and the US. Also interviews with journalist Jose Antonio Vargas and Pankaja Thakur, an executive on the Censor Board of India.

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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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