The arrest of Egyptian satirist Bassem Yousef over the weekend made us ask how freedom of expression has evolved in the nations affected by the Arab Spring. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with middle east expert, Michael Wahid Hanna at the Century Foundation.
A former presidential candidate in Ecuador has been fined and had "his political rights suspended" after making homophobic statements. Nelson Zavala, who is also an evangelical preacher, made the statements while campaigning.
The former French diplomat Stephane Hessel has died at the age of 95. His writings were so popular in Spain that his publisher there asked him to write a new book just for Spaniards. It's due to come out in two weeks.
In an unexpected move, the North Korean government has opened up it mobile network to foreigners. Now for the first time foreign reporters can access the internet from their phones and instantly post photos and tweets to the web.
Turkey is no stranger to TV and internet censorship. But recently, a controversy erupted over a call to censor a book on Turkey's recommended reading list for students. The book was John Steinbeck's "Of Mice and Men."
Yoani Sanchez has been a vocal critic of the Cuban government on her blog Generation Y. But this weekend, Sanchez was granted permission to leave the country and she's now embarked on a three month world tour.
Anchor Carol Hills speaks with Iranian journalist and blogger Omid Memarian, the editor of "Sketches of Iran," about the power of political cartoons in Iran and why so many Iranian cartoonists have been forced into exile.
Host Marco Werman speaks with the BBC's Shir Aqa Karimi about Afghanistan's decision to ban Indian TV soap operas, as the government says the programs show behavior that often violates local cultural norms.
A Saudi Arabian novel, banned in the Kingdom, is now available in the US in English translation; Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with Saudi author Yousef Al-Mohaimeed about his book "Wolves of the Crescent Moon."
An award-winning Palestinian journalist from Gaza says he was abused by Israeli security officials at the border with Jordan, and the charges have turned into a diplomatic incident, as Correspondent Matt Gutman reports.
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