Category Archives: Freedom of Expression

Burma’s media: dramas in the transition

By Ye Kaung Myint Maung Burma’s (Myanmar) media industry was crippled by repressive censorship rules of the dictatorship government for more than two decades. So the ruling military’s recent U-turn decision to allow democratic elections and restore civilian government surprised … Continue reading

Posted in BBC, Burma, Censorship, Corruption, Democracy, East Asia, Ethics, Free Speech, Freedom of Expression, Human Rights, Human Rights Campaigns, Immigration, International Affaris, Journalism, Laws, Media, Media Framing, Myanmar, News Websites, Violence | Leave a comment

Suspending Political Satire in Egypt

  Bassem Youssef’s popular Egyptian television show ‘El Bernameg’ was recently suspended for mocking the current military installed government in Egypt. Youssef hosts the popular satellite program which is modeled on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.  Being one of the … Continue reading

Posted in Al Jazeera, Arab Spring, Censorship, Diplomacy, Egypt, Free Speech, Freedom of Expression, Globalization, Human Rights, Journalism, Media, Media Repression, Middle East | 1 Comment

Banksy Carries Torch for Graffiti Against Police at London Olympics

by Erica Sanchez-Vazquez Writing and painting on walls shows some of the oldest, most public forms of expression. Banksy, probably the most popular anonymous graffiti artist today, said that “a wall is a very big weapon. It’s one of the … Continue reading

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