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Prisons and Protests: Covering Iran After the Election

Iason Athanasiadis discussed his extensive background in covering the Middle East in a range of media and described his experience while detained for two weeks in Iran during its post-election crackdown. He believes the Western media has entered a "new age" in covering the Middle East, particularly Iran. Due to the increasing constraints on foreign media inside Iran, fluency in Farsi and having access to insider contacts have become essential to the job of journalists and correspondents.

Book Launch: Sisters in War: A Story of Love, Family, and Survival in the New Iraq

On September 29, 2009, the Middle East Program of the Woodrow Wilson Center hosted a book discussion with author Christina Asquith, journalist and former Public Policy scholar, Woodrow Wilson Center, on her new book Sisters in War: A Story of Love, Family, and Survival in the New Iraq. She was joined by Zia Groosh, former correspondent, Iraqi Media Network, Baghdad and Manal Omar, Program Officer, Grant Program, United States Institute of Peace.

#88 Art, Authenticity, and Latin American Culture

A Dialogue with Mario Vargas Llosa and Ariel Dorfman

This paper is a transcript of a radio interview recorded in October 1980 for broadcast on the "Focus" series distributed by the Longhorn Radio Network of the University of Texas at Austin over National Public Radio. The program was produced by Mike Waters. Alexander Wilde, Acting Secretary of the Latin American Program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, served as moderator.

#223 Frivolidad

By Juan Forn


From the Introduction

#233 Cautivas Argentinas: A La Conquista de Una Nación Blanca

By Susana Rotker


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#18 The Space of Solitude in Cien Años de Soledad

By Sara Castro-Klaren

This paper was presented at a Colloquium in October 1978 on the basis of research done when the author was a fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.

#179 Literature, Culture and Authoritarianism in Brazil, 1930-1945

By Randal Johnson


From the Introduction