• A Pamela Geller ad from 2012. Photo via Flickr user: Steve Rhodes
    Freedom of Speech, or Freedom of Hate?

    What effect does Pamela Geller’s continuous slander of Muslims really have on public opinion at large? Does the public dismiss her ads as more propaganda for a distant war, or do they have the power to actually turn people against Muslims and deny them their humanity?

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    Cartoon: Egypt Warming to Russia

    Today’s cartoon from Ramzy Taweel (Palestine) takes a look at the recent visit to Egypt by Russia’s defense and foreign ministers, which is seen as an attempt by both countries to assert themselves amid a Middle East power vacuum.

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  • Cartoon by Mohammad Saba’aneh
    Cartoon: Writer’s Block

    Today we launch our new Cartoons section with a piece from Palestinian cartoonist Mohammad Saba’aneh. The 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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  • Jenin Protests_ Sawt Al-Mana
    Freedom of Speech Roundup

    This week, an anti-Islamist film ignited violent protests across the Arab world; Freedom Theater co-founder Zakaria Zubeidi to begin death fast until he is released from a Palestinian prison; Aseem Trivedi jailed for cartoon mocking Indian government.

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  • Freedom Theatre in Jenin
    Freedom of Speech Roundup

    In this week’s Freedom of Speech Roundup news and analysis from Palestine, Russia, China, Sudan and Thailand. Also a book review of China in Ten Words by Yu Hua, and an open letter calling on Obama to ask for Ethiopian journalist Eskinder Nega’s release.

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