The Freedom Chat: A Conversation with Marina Nemat

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The Freedom Chat is a new video series by Sampsonia Way featuring interviews with journalists and other media workers facing censorship and repression in their home countries. In these Q&A’s, conducted via video chat, journalists talk with Sampsonia Way about press freedom, anti-free speech legislation, and exile.

For our fourth segment we talked to exiled Iranian novelist Marina Nemat. After the 1979 Islamic Revolution in Iran, Nemat was arrested at the age of 16 and held in Evin Prison. In 1991 she left Iran and currently lives in Canada, where she published her first book Prisoner of Tehran (2007).

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Sampsonia Way is an online magazine sponsored by City of Asylum/Pittsburgh that seeks to protect and advocate for writers who may be endangered, to educate the public about threats to writers and literary expression, and to create a community in which endangered writers thrive and literary culture is a valued part of life.

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