• FRIENDS! by Deb Milbrath
    Cartoon: The ‘Social’ in Social Media

    ‘We are becoming a very removed world with oh so many friends.’ Today’s cartoon comes to us from Deb Milbrath (USA). Sampsonia Way’s Cartoons section features cartoonists from around the world whose work offers unique political and social commentary, as well as sharp wit.

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  • China Media Censorship
    Chinese censorship – American Style?

    The widely criticized suspension last week of Bloomberg New’s Hong Kong-based journalist Michael Forsythe sparks discussion of alleged censorship of reporters and articles in China. In this video, James Fallows, Demetri Sevastopulo and discuss the issue with CNN’s Eric Deggans.

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  • Chen Yongzhou
    A Mud Battle Fought in A Quagmire

    In China, according to Tienchi Martin-Liao, journalists face two major problems: censorship from officials who issue instructions on how and whether or not to report a story, and corruption in the form of “red envelopes” (bribes), which have become many journalists’ main source of income.

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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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  • Aung San Suu Kyi
    The Dark Side of Burma’s Facebook Boom

    Recently, racism and religious violence between Buddhists and Muslims have rippled through Burma. The crisis has spilled over to Facebook, where rumors and a widely shared video attacking Aung San Suu Kyi’s supposed support for Burmese Muslims have drastically turned public opinion against her and her party.

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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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