• Pablo Neruda
    Freedom of Speech Roundup

    The week’s top news on freedom of expression, journalists in danger, artists in exile, and banned literature. Featured this week: Banned Books Week, PEN International passes resolution on Tibet, Chile investigates Pablo Neruda’s death, and jailed Pussy Riot member on hunger strike.

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  • Pakistani children face hardship as a result of tense relations between the United States and Pakistan. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.
    Pakistan, The Villain

    Bina Shah discusses how the media’s inaccurate portrayal of Pakistan as a villainous country makes it easier for the drone attacks to continue.

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  • Pakistani artists play at a Sindhi musical event.
    Theater of the Repressed

    Prompted by actor Faran Tahir’s lecture on theater and dictatorships, Bina Shah argues that only the arts can free Pakistan from terrorism and intolerance.

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