• Times of India headline from August 15th, 1947 covering the freedom movement in India
    Mirror Images

    City of Asylum/Pittsburgh visiting writer Vijay Nair examines the differences in India and Pakistan’s media coverage of cases post-partition of British India.

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  • A scene from Monywa
    Funeral of the Rugged Gold

    Author Ko Ko Thett remembers Rugged Gold, a poetry chapbook series produced by the students of Yangon Institute of Technology, a university which was shut down due to student protests.

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  • Mohammed Morsi
    Freedom of Speech Roundup

    This week, president Morsi of Egypt calls for crackdown on free speech; Salman Rushdie on censorship and the Arab Spring; Egyptian-American commentator Mona Eltahawy arrested after spray-painting controversial anti-Jihad NYC poster; and more.

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  • Maung Moe Thu
    Maung Moe Thu: A Happy Man

    Burmese writer and journalist Khet Mar recounts her relationship with her journalism mentor, the respected journalist, editor, and pro-democracy activist Maung Moe Thu.

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  • Jenin Protests_ Sawt Al-Mana
    Freedom of Speech Roundup

    This week, an anti-Islamist film ignited violent protests across the Arab world; Freedom Theater co-founder Zakaria Zubeidi to begin death fast until he is released from a Palestinian prison; Aseem Trivedi jailed for cartoon mocking Indian government.

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