• Bina blank page
    On Self-Censorship

    A blank page in Pakistan’s International Herald Tribune leads columnist Bina Shah on a quest to discover what was censored and why.

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  • 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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  • Ouroboros
    The Snake That Bites its Own Tail

    In this week’s Night Watch column, writer Israel Centeno reflects on the transformation a true revolutionary undergoes once he attains power: he becomes an “agent of the new imposed order.” A contradiction only resolved by “totalitarian requisition.”

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  • Egyptian Revolution
    Revolution Egypt

    Egyptian writer Hamdy El-Gazzar introduces From Egypt, a new Sampsonia Way column with which the author will attempt to draw a cultural map of Egypt and the Arab world by profiling the artistic, literary, and political issues that affect the region.

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