World Press Freedom Day 2018

Yesterday was World Press Freedom day, and the Irrawaddy Journal took the opportunity to revisit older pieces they published on literary censorship in Myanmar in the 90’s and early 2000’s.

Under a Dark Cloud is an eye-opening account of one Mandalay bookseller’s personal act of defiance.

The (Martial) Art of Writing briefly explores the nonsensical demands of the censor-board and it’s censors

(Note: for the life of me i cannot find the original creator of the image that accompany’s this post.  This version was taken from the US Embassy in Algeria website, with no credit attached)

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