• LGBT Flag on Baam e-Tehran. Photo: LGFOnline, Creative Commons.
    Poems in Exile: Elham Malekpoor

    “I send all dried fruits to the soldiers before they rot / So it can fashion the tongue to speak.” Here are two new poems by Elham Malekpoor, an exiled Iranian poet and LGBT and human rights activist.

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  • The Freedom Chat: A Conversation with Andrea Daza Tapia
    The 10 Most Popular Freedom Chats of 2014

    This year, Sampsonia Way introduced The Freedom Chats, a new series that features interviews with journalists and other international media personalities who face censorship and repression in their home countries. Join us in reviewing the most viewed Freedom Chats from 2014.

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  • Unjuried and Uncensored: An Interview with AS220’s Bert Crenca
    The 10 Most Popular Interviews of 2014

    This year, we spoke to poets, journalists, filmmakers and novelists from India to Morocco, from France to Iran. We talked about revolution, the forgotten history of the United Farm Worker Movement in Texas, hereditary exile, writing as an act of defiance, and much more.

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  • Black Hand depicts the government's oppression of women in sports. Photo via Facebook.
    Underground Graffiti

    “This art demonstrates the creativity of the young artist(s), risking it all to share the sentiments of their generation in Iran’s closed and heavily controlled environment.” Yaghoub Yadali examines the work of Black Hand, a dissident street artist using graffiti to make a political stance.

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