Famed Writer Karl Ove Knausgaard Declares War on Sweden, ‘Land of the Cyclops’

The Norwegian super author goes to attack against what he sees as Sweden's narrow, parochial view of literature.

Shadow Government

A Bad Year for Press Freedom

Freedom House has issued its annual report on press freedom in the world and despite the excellent reporting it is depressing reading. It has not ...


Charlie Hebdo Cartoonist Says He’s Giving Up Lampooning Mohammed

On the tortured debate over visual representations of Prophet Mohammed.

Shadow Government

Creating Accountability Anxiety in North Korea

North Korea is nervous and it’s showing. Until the United Nations released a groundbreaking report in 2014 documenting the communist regime’s violations of fundamental human ...


The Lewd Anti-Lee Kuan Yew Video That Got a Singaporean Teenage Blogger Jailed

Amos Yee is evidence authoritarianism is alive and well in Singapore.


Closing a Vital Window Into China

How press freedom is eroding in Hong Kong.

The Cable

Former CIA Officer Convicted in New York Times Reporter Leak Case

Press freedom advocates say the jury decision will have a severely chilling effect.


I Went Home to See my Dad -- And Ended Up in Jail

Bahrain is a close friend and ally of the United States. It's also a brutal jailer of its activists.


France Is an Unequal Opportunity Offender

For all the talk of defending the right to blaspheme Mohammed, the French can be extremely hypocritical when it comes to making fun of others.


72 Virgins and a Five-Panel Cartoon

This paradise isn't quite what the Kouachi brothers expected.

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