• 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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  • Yekaterina_Samutsevich freedom of speech roundup
    Freedom of Speech Roundup

    This week, controversy over the Venezuelan presidential election, Liu Futang put on trial for “printing his books without proper licenses,” and the United Nations condemnation of the killing of Indian correspondent Chaitali Santra.

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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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  • 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.

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  • Journalist Marie Colvin
    Top 10 Most Read Articles in March 2012

    A selection of the most read articles on Sampsonia Way in March. From an article about an Indian cartoonist accused of treason to a letter from a journalist in Venezuela, March’s most read is an assortment of voices from all corners of the globe.

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  • The Satanic Verses
    India: How to Silence a Nation

    In this essay, journalist and author Salil Tripathi, explains how outdated Colonial-era legislation is being used to curtail free expression, exemplified by the legal proceeding filed against four authors who read aloud from Salman Rushdie’s novel The Satanic Verses.

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