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Print & Pixels
The Not-So-Magic Kingdom

Disney is hardly alone in groveling before the gates of the Middle Kingdom.

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Print & Pixels
Academic Freedom in an Era of Globalization

The campus free speech wars aren’t the only threat to American higher education.

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Back to Basics
A Teachable Moment

The Trump presidency is giving Americans a crash course in civics. Are we capable of sharing the lessons with the world?

Iranian tank destroys satellite dishes as part of a sweep of banned media sources. MOHSEN TAVARO/AFP/Getty Images
Radio Farda
Reading the News in Tehran

What the critics get wrong about RFE-RL’s Persian language news service, Radio Farda.

Loud and Clear
Don’t Kick Voice of America When It’s Down

VOA’s alleged mishandling of a Chinese insider’s interview shouldn’t overshadow the important work done by it and the other U.S. government-sponsored broadcasters.

Back of the Class
Carter Gets a D

And that’s with the benefit of substantial grade inflation.

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Milo Murray & Middlebury
How Not to Defend Free Speech

And why some limits on speech are not only good but even necessary for a free society.

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Six Lessons
Protecting America’s Voice Abroad

A memo to the new CEO of U.S. international media.

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Eat the Press
Will Tweety Eat Sylvester?

Why is the President-elect so good at getting the media to chase their own tails?

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The Writing on the Wall
It’s the Corruption, Stupid

How Westerners misunderstand the Eurasian drift of former Soviet republics like Moldova.

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