• Pakistan Bigotry
    Pakistan’s Gay Website Ban Reflects Bigotry

    Pakistan’s move to ban access to the gay social networking website Queerpk reflects the conservative society’s inability to accept a “larger world view”, activists say. Keeping with Pakistan’s internet censorship policies, some say the ban is aimed at curbing alternate and progressive discourse.

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  • Belarus Press Photo
    Belarusian publisher has licence withdrawn over ‘extremist’ book

    A collection of photojournalism depicting the everyday lives of Belarusians has led the Belarus Government to withdraw the publishing license of the largest non-state publishing house, Łohvinaŭ. The International Publishers Association is calling on Belarus to revoke the decision and protect the freedom to publish.

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  • Monument to the Korean Workers Party, Pyongyang
    Freedom of Speech Roundup

    The week’s top news on freedom of expression, journalists in danger, artists in exile, and banned literature. Featured this week: freedom of religion in North Korea, how internet actually works in China, German-Bulgarian writer and NSA critic Ilija Trojanov denied entry into US.

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  • No Enemies, No Hatred, Liu Xiaobo
    10 Banned Writers You Must Read

    In recognition of Banned Books Week, Sampsonia Way presents a selection of exclusive interviews, excerpts, and profiles of the banned writers who have appeared in our pages – from imprisoned Chinese activists to American poets.

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