A Lunar New Year in Flames

The Lunar New Year begins this weekend, but in Tibet, where 86 Tibetans have self-immolated in the last year as a last-ditch effort to be heard, celebrations will be… More

A Literary Festival in Myanmar?

The Irrawaddy Literary Festival, organized by the wife of the British ambassador to Myanmar, features an impressive lineup of foreign writers, but what’s even more exciting is the roster… More

Nasrin Sotoudeh Returns to Prison

Nasrin Sotoudeh was returned to Evin Prison late Monday night after a short, three-day furlough, her husband Reza Khandan reports. On a Facebook page dedicated to Nasrin's release, Reza… More

On the Anniversary of Liu Xiaobo’s Arrest

It was disappointing to watch Mo Yan gloss over China’s systematic censorship—censorship he has had to navigate throughout his career—during his official Nobel Prize lecture today in Stockholm. It… More