• Tsering Woeser
    Woeser, a Lighthouse for Tibetans

    Independent Chinese PEN Center Tienchi Martin-Liao profiles Tsering Woeser, an internationally renowned Tibetan poet and activist writer who reports on the situation in Tibet. Also commentary on the self-immolated monks whose stories Woeser shares in her blog.

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  • Khalid Khalifa
    In Praise of Love

    In this week’s From Egypt column, author Hamdy El-Gazzar writes an open letter to his friend Khalid Khalifa, a Syrian novelist who recently returned to war-torn Syria. Khalifa has issued calls to writers and the international community to “Rescue my people.”

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  • Lydia Cacho
    Freedom of Speech Roundup

    In this week’s Freedom of Speech Roundup, prominent investigative journalist Lydia Cacho flees Mexico after death threats, exiled satirist Abebe Tolla talks about censorship in Ethiopia, and author Alom Shaha calls for a discussion on Islam. Plus news and analysis from around the world.

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  • Farida Afridi
    A Bright Light Goes Out in the Tribal Belt

    In this week’s Pakistan Unveiled author Bina Shah reflects on the death of Pakistani women’s rights activist Farida Afridi. The founder of SAWERA, a women-led human rights NGO in Pakistan’s tribal belt, is suspected to have been killed by Taliban militants.

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  • A protest calling for the release of Ethiopian political prisoners. Photo: flickr user Mira (on the wall). Creative Commons.
    Ethiopia: Home, Bitter Prison

    In this week’s Ethiopiques exiled journalist Mesfin Negash reflects on the ways that Ethiopia – once home, sweet, home – has become “a bitter prison for the majority of Ethiopians, both at home and abroad.”

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  • Footage from the execution video. Photo: youtube user AussieNews1
    Afghanistan’s Anna Karenina

    In this week’s column writer Bina Shah reflects on the public execution of Najiba, a 22 year-old Afghan woman who was killed for allegedly having an affair with a Taliban commander. Shah draws parallels between Najiba’s story and that of Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina.

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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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