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Keeping eye on democracy movements and ongoing democratization efforts throughout the world
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Actor Thewlis on Suu Kyi biopic

Actor Thewlis on Suu Kyi biopic | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Actor David Thewlis discusses playing Aung San Suu Kyi's husband in The Lady, a biopic based on the Burmese opposition leader's life.
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Top Goon: Puppet show takes aim at Syria's Assad

Top Goon: Puppet show takes aim at Syria's Assad | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Global Post: "Diaries of a Little Dictator" offers audience unprecedented personal lampooning of Syrian leader Read more by CBSNews (Hidden Byline) on CBS News' World Watch.
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Lily Yeh finds beauty in broken places

Lily Yeh finds beauty in broken places | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Her Barefoot Artists project helps heal war-torn, broken, and economically devastated communities through art.
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Ai Weiwei supporters strip off as artist faces 'porn' investigation

Ai Weiwei supporters strip off as artist faces 'porn' investigation | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Nude photographs posted in riposte to Chinese police interrogation of videographer for picture of Ai and women naked...
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China's 'Third Affliction'

China's 'Third Affliction' | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
With its latest edict on culture, the Chinese Communist Party is trying to influence global public opinion in its favor, but the move will only highlight China's political injustices.
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Arab film makers look to uprisings for material

Arab film makers look to uprisings for material | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Following the third Doha Tribeca Film Festival Arab film makers are looking forward to tapping into material from the Arab Spring.
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Islamist protesters attack Tunisian TV station over animated film Persepolis

Islamist protesters attack Tunisian TV station over animated film Persepolis | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Islamists try to set fire to TV station that broadcast Marjane Satrapi's Oscar-nominated story about a girl growing up during the Iranian revolution...
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Angelina Jolie goes to war

Angelina Jolie goes to war | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Angelina Jolie tells veteran war correspondent Janine di Giovanni what compelled her to tackle the brutal realities of the Bosnian war for In the Land of Blood and Honey – her first film as director...
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“Sarmada”: The Essential Novel of the Syrian Spring

“Sarmada”: The Essential Novel of the Syrian Spring | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Last summer, as the Arab Spring protests in Libya and Egypt were in full swing, a sector of the literary world was abuzz with hopes about Arabic literature. Words Without Borders, a literary magazine with an international focus, dedicated two...
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Filming Syria's Women: 'It Is Difficult Making Anything Critical of the Regime'

Filming Syria's Women: 'It Is Difficult Making Anything Critical of the Regime' | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
In an interview with SPIEGEL ONLINE, the maker of a new film about two women in Syria discusses the role females have played in the Arab Spring, the equalizing effect of street protests and why it is hard to make documentaries that are critical of...
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Syria's daring actress

Syria's daring actress | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Fadwa Soliman, an Alawite who became an icon in the uprising against Bashar al-Assad, speaks to Al Jazeera from hiding.
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Egyptian Films Dominate US Film Festival

Egyptian Films Dominate US Film Festival | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
The first film about Egypt's revolution is one of eleven movies from the Arab world captivating audiences at the Arabian Sights Festival. Now in its 16th year, the event is presented annually by the Washington DC International Film Festival.
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Satire with a bite in Pakistan

Satire with a bite in Pakistan | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
After a video ridiculing Pakistan's army and Islamic extremists goes viral on the internet, the BBC's M Ilyas Khan considers the risks of satire in Pakistan.
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