Tag: Free Expression
Freedom of Expression: The Gray AreasFebruary 2014
Guernica and Free Word in association with Article 19 and English PEN.
Repression By Any Other NameFebruary 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 SpaceFebruary 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 ClassFebruary 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 AreasFebruary 2014
Are some acts so revolting that the people who commit them do not deserve a hearing?
Blacked Out in UkraineFebruary 2014
The artist and curator talk censorship in the arts and Ukraine's crackdown.
Justice in ChinaFebruary 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 FavoritesFebruary 2014
If a company were to commit to decline all government censorship surveillance requests, it would be able to do business precisely nowhere.
I gave strict instructions for two specialists to watch over you twenty-four hours a day.
The President of SnailsFebruary 2014
Would I want a house full of dead sparrows? No, I wouldn't.
The man who leaves for Ye today will promptly get there yesterday
Ece Temelkuran: Revolutionary NiceFebruary 2014
Free Expression: The surprising weapon of the Taksim Gezi Park protests: a cheery disposition.
Jessica Pishko: The News from San Quentin, Part 2January 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 1January 2014
Free Expression: A paper in the hands of every inmate.
Fawz Kabra: On Jowhara AlSaud’s Dual CensorshipJanuary 2014
Free Expression: A studio visit shows how the photographer obscures her images in order to reveal.
Emily Strasser: Signal Fires on the Tibetan PlateauJanuary 2014
Free Expression: What happens to a tethered windhorse? To a prayer stuck in your throat? On self-immolation in Tibet.