• 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.

    Read more...

  • 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.

    Read more...

  • 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.

    Read more...

  • 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.

    Read more...

  • Jordan Internet Blackout
    Freedom of Speech Roundup

    This week: Jordanian online news sites protests new censorship laws with web blackout; social media’s role in sparking religious violence in India raises questions about justified cyber censorship; plus news and analysis from Ivory Coast, Egypt, South Korea, Turkey.

    Read more...