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    The Facebook Girl and The Poet

    Author Hamdy El-Gazzar constructs a narrative based around two key players in the Egyptian Revolution: the “Facebook girl”, who rallied people to gather in Tahrir Square”, and a forgotten poet who re-discovers poetry after decades of silence.

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    Freedom of Speech Roundup

    This week, literary greats on censorship; Cuban dissident blogger Yoani Sanchez arrested; portraits of Burmese activist; anti-cybercrime law sparks protests in Philippines; UN passes journalist safety resolution; and news from Cambodia, Malaysia.

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  • Pussy Riot on Trial
    Freedom of Speech Roundup

    This week, members of Russian feminist punk band Pussy Riot sentenced to two years in prison, Ecuador granted political asylum to Julian Assange, Mexican poet Javier Sicilia kicks off U.S. Caravan for Peace. Also, news from Burma, South Korea, Honduras.

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