• Internet Cafe in Karimabad (Hunza), northern Pakistan. Photo via Flickr user: · · · — — — · · ·.
    Digital Censorship in Egypt and Pakistan

    “In Pakistan, as well as in Egypt and other countries like the UAE and Saudi Arabia, the government faces the same kind of debate in a society that has grown ever more aware of its collective voice, and ever more eager to use it.”

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    On Killing the Messenger

    Some of us choose to write things that may only offend family members, because we believe our blood ties will save us from their retribution. Others choose to take the risk of provoking religious extremists because they believe the risk is worth it.

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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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  • Profiling, security checks, and long visa applications all come with holding a Pakistani passport. Photo via: Wikimedia Commons.
    Traveling While Pakistani

    Even if all traces of the poliovirus were to disappear from Pakistan tomorrow, we Pakistanis would still approach levels of near-insanity every time we have to travel abroad.

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    The Freedom Chat: A Conversation with Naziha Syed Ali

    Sampsonia Way is excited to announce its newest series: The Freedom Chat. Through Skype we are reaching out to journalists and other media figures from around the world to share their firsthand experiences with censorship, repression, and exile. In this very first Freedom Chat, Naziha Syed Ali comments on a multitude of threats felt by journalists in Pakistan.

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    Ten Countries where Facebook has been Banned

    Though Facebook has over 1.23 billion users around the world, these 10 countries have political leaders who don’t want their citizens to have access to the site, or who have banned it amid fears that it could be used to organize political rallies.

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    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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