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Shining the Light: Journalism in Times of Tyranny

Join us on Thursday, September 30, 2021, at 7 p.m. for an online discussion about the situation for journalists in Afghanistan, Belarus, Myanmar, and Nicaragua. Featuring three journalists who have received help from ICOA and a representative of PEN America. In recognition of Banned Books Week (September 26-October 2).

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Samarasinghe, Rumi, and ICOA featured in podcast

Former ICOA writers-in-residence Sonali Samarasinghe (2012-2014) and Raza Rumi (2015-2017) recently told their stories to the podcast Asian in Ithaca: Stories of Race, Culture & Identity. They also discussed the vital role that ICOA has played in their lives.

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Pedro to speak at Cornell & IC

ICOA artist-in-residence Pedro X. Molina will speak about the ways in which Nicaraguans are using artistic expression to bring international attention to their political crisis. His presentation, called #SOSNICARAGUA, will take place on Monday, March 9, 2020, at 12:15 p.m….

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Coming events look at migration and exile

  Ithaca City of Asylum (ICOA) is taking part in several community events in November. Each seeks to expand the local conversation on migration, immigration, displacement, and exile. Three are part of the monthlong exhibition and event series How Did We…

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Molina: Journalism as basic need

In an in-depth interview with the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas, ICOA artist-in-residence Pedro X. Molina says “independent journalism has become one of the basic needs of the population” in Nicaragua since the government cracked down on dissent following…

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Release of Myanmar journalists hints at power of public attention

We were thrilled to learn that Reuters reporters Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo were freed on May 7 after more than 500 days in prison in Yangon. The Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists had been sentenced to seven years in detention for…

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“Journalism in an Age of Despots”

Ithaca City of Asylum writers-in-residence featured at 2019 Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival With a theme of “Disruptions,” FLEFF 2019, hosted by Ithaca College, explored ideas of sustainability across all its forms, including the political, the cultural, and the aesthetic—and…

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