Tag: Free Expression

Freedom of Expression: The Gray Areas

February 2014

Guernica and Free Word in association with Article 19 and English PEN.

Repression By Any Other Name

February 2014

The Chilean playwright remembers the moment he learned what it means to fear one’s own words—and finds that from Pinochet to the Patriot Act, the state listens, watches, and waits.

On Freedom of Speech 论言论自由

February 2014

Excerpts from Chinese dissident Hu Ping's seminal 1980 essay, translated for the first time into English.

Gay Propaganda and Russia’s Shrinking Public Space

February 2014

The investigative journalist on anti-queer campaigns and the "catastrophe" of exile.

Where’s The Rage?

February 2014

Kamila Shamsie and Pankaj Mishra discuss the absence of political anger in Western literature and why we shouldn’t be so quick to condemn writers like Mo Yan.

The Torturable Class

February 2014

When it comes to Kashmir, India acts as a police state, holding even speech hostage. Why this obsession with narrative control?

Writing in the Gray Areas

February 2014

Are some acts so revolting that the people who commit them do not deserve a hearing?

Blacked Out in Ukraine

February 2014

The artist and curator talk censorship in the arts and Ukraine's crackdown.

Justice in China

February 2014

Emily Parker talks with Yiyun Li about self-censorship in China, the line between fact and fiction, and whether it’s possible to create good art under a repressive regime.

Playing Favorites

February 2014

If a company were to commit to decline all government censorship surveillance requests, it would be able to do business precisely nowhere.

Figuraciones

February 2014

I gave strict instructions for two specialists to watch over you twenty-four hours a day.

The President of Snails

February 2014

Would I want a house full of dead sparrows? No, I wouldn't.

Dictation

February 2014

The man who leaves for Ye today will promptly get there yesterday

Ece Temelkuran: Revolutionary Nice

February 2014

Free Expression: The surprising weapon of the Taksim Gezi Park protests: a cheery disposition.

Jessica Pishko: The News from San Quentin, Part 2

January 2014

Free Expression: Crime and punishment and “disapproved content.”

Xiaolu Guo: Why Do We Still Pretend We Are Free?

January 2014

Free Expression: The writer and filmmaker on her encounters with commercial censorship.

Jessica Pishko: The News From San Quentin, Part 1

January 2014

Free Expression: A paper in the hands of every inmate.

Fawz Kabra: On Jowhara AlSaud’s Dual Censorship

January 2014

Free Expression: A studio visit shows how the photographer obscures her images in order to reveal.

Emily Strasser: Signal Fires on the Tibetan Plateau

January 2014

Free Expression: What happens to a tethered windhorse? To a prayer stuck in your throat? On self-immolation in Tibet.