• Protest in Thailand
    Thai Freedom: We Can’t Breathe

    “Half of every story in Thailand is Royal… How can we write anything, even a historic novel, when we’re only allowed to touch the subject by praising them in a way that seems too unbelievable to be true?” Thai writer Marisa Akara calls attention to the stifling effects of the vice-like lèse-majesté law.

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  • Jill Stein speaking at an Occupy Wall Street demonstration. Today we feature an interview with Stein in this week's round up. Photo: Paul Stein.
    Freedom of Speech Roundup

    This week: Green Party candidate Jill Stein on censorship in US elections, the arrest of Cuban blogger Yoani Sanchez, China censors Twitter ahead of Communist Party congress, Bahrain revokes citizenships, and new gag law limits press freedom in Costa Rica.

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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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