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.
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.
The following selection compiles 2011′s must-read Daily Posts in Sampsonia Way. Here you’ll read the first-hand experiences of musicians, writers, bloggers, filmmakers and journalists who are struggling to speak their minds.
This year, Melville House published Sánchez’s new book: Havana Real: One Woman Fights to Tell the Truth about Cuba Today. Unable to attend a literary event in New York, she sent a recorded speech thanking her supporters everywhere.
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