Samizdat: Underground Resistance Made Public

Samizdat means “self-published.” A Russian term, it refers to any underground publication banned during Communist rule in the USSR and Soviet bloc. It includes essays, books, art, poems – whether original or copied, it was all illegal. Yesterday I attended the opening of Samizdat: The Czech Art of Resistance 1968-1989 at the Embassy of the … Continue reading

Media in Exile

Newspaper mural on Berlin Wall – by Pashan T.P. Mishra, author of the Handbook for Journalists in Exile, recently came out with a guide to help refugees start their own media in their host countries. It is a guide for true journalists. People who fled home to find freedom of speech, among other things, have … Continue reading

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