• Karam Saber
    The Defamation of Religion and Karam Saber, Again

    Last October, Hamdy El-Gazzar wrote about Karam Saber, an Egyptian writer who was sentenced to five years in prison for “contempt- and defamation of religion” in his short story collection, Where is God. On March 11, the Beba Misdemeanour Court in Beni Sueif upheld this sentence.

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  • RSF Blasphemy Report Cover
    Censorship and Repression in the Name of Religion

    There are far too many countries where news and content providers constantly face a very special and formidable form of censorship, one exercised in the name of religion or even God. In a recent report, Reporters Without Borders analyzed the key hotspots and offered its recommendations.

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  • Tsunami a Visual Poem
    Let’s Liberate the American People!

    In this column, which makes use of cinematic jump cuts, Tarık Günersel writes about the dangers of a solid relationship between Erdogan’s government and the United States. From Erdogan’s “Islamofascist” views to the USA’s historic meddling in Turkey, Günersel’s critique is delivered with sharp wit.

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  • Egyptian Cartoonist Doaa Eladl
    Day to End Impunity: Egyptian Cartoonist Doaa Eladl

    This month the International Day to End Impunity campaign featured the case of Egyptian cartoonist Doaa Eladl. Eladl has been threatened for her popular cartoons decrying religious fundamentalism and sexual harassment. Read a profile and a video interview with the Doaa Eladl.

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  • 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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  • Censured Picasso
    Erdocracy Censures Picasso!

    As the pro-government ATV Channel in Turkey censures a cubist painting by Picasso, Tarık Günersel thanks the group of American actors and other intellectuals for criticizing the new oppressive regime in Turkey, which he calls “Erdocracy,” a version of Islamofascism.

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