• Mohamed Morsi
    Morsi in Prison

    “Mohamed Morsi, who served as president for a year, was not capable of leading a country like Egypt—especially after a revolution that effectively toppled a dictator who had ruled for 30 years.” Writer and Egypt columnist Hamdy El-Gazzar on the ousted Egyptian president.

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  • Day to End Impunity - IFEX
    International Day to End Impunity Campaign 2013

    Impunity is a global problem. On November 23, 80 organizations in more than 60 countries and advocated around the world will join their voices to raise awareness about how a culture of impunity stifles freedom of expression, and to inspire people to take action to weaken its power.

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  • Journalism in Syria
    Journalism in Syria, Impossible Job?

    Syria is now the world’s most dangerous country for journalists. According to a Reporters Without Borders tally, more than 110 news providers (including 25 professional journalists) have been killed in connection with their work since March 2011 and more than 60 are currently detained.

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  • 3D Movie
    3D Censorship in Cuba

    Earlier this year a popular new entertainment business cropped up in Havana: 3D movies. Cuba columnist Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo looks at the privately-owned “movie theaters” – rooms in private residences – which have recently come under the scrutiny of the Cuban government.

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  • Situation: A visual poem by Tarık Günersel
    Overture

    The poem “Overture” is a “statement with a wish,” writes Tarık Günersel. He shares his short poem in 32 languages, including English and the Turkish original, with translations provided by fellow writers and PEN members from around the world. Günersel is PEN Turkey president.

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  • Aleph
    Notes on Leaving

    “When you face up to those in power you always do it from the periphery, whether you are in a neighborhood in Maracaibo, a housing estate in Valencia, a university in Caracas, or in any other part of the world.” Venezuelan writer Israel Centeno on exile and the ongoing struggle with having left.

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  • Ye Fu and Friends
    Rice-Delivery-Party

    On the rise and fall (for now) of the popular Butcher Shop, an innovative philanthropic e-commerce project that provides financial aid to families of political prisoners. The venture is organized by Rice-Delivery-Party, a writer/activist collective led by the author and blogger Ye Fu.

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