Sampsonia Way http://wesa.fm en Exiled Voices of China and Tibet Come To Pittsburgh http://wesa.fm/post/exiled-voices-china-and-tibet-come-pittsburgh <p></p><p>The Pittsburgh based online magazine, <a href="http://www.sampsoniaway.org/">Sampsonia Way</a>, seeks to protect and advocate for writers in asylum, educate the public about threats to literary expression, and to create a community where endangered writers can thrive. This is made possible by the Northside's <a href="http://www.cityofasylumpittsburgh.org/">City of Asylum Pittsburgh</a>.</p><p><a href="http://www.cityofasylumpittsburgh.org/events/exiled-voices-june-8/"><strong>Exiled Voices <span class="il">of</span> China and Tibet</strong></a> is an event taking place this weekend at the City of Asylum.&nbsp; Notable international writers will for the first time, be able to talk about the exercise <span class="il">of</span> fundamental human rights in China. For many of these writers, they've never been in the same room at the same time or been able to speak freely about human rights. Tue, 04 Jun 2013 19:19:17 +0000 Heather McClain 10765 at http://wesa.fm Exiled Voices of China and Tibet Come To Pittsburgh Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo: An Activist and Artist Blogging from Havana http://wesa.fm/post/orlando-luis-pardo-lazo-activist-and-artist-blogging-havana <p>For the first time in nearly 50 years, Cubans no longer need a special permit to travel outside the country. With the new <a href="http://www.npr.org/2013/01/11/169070431/after-50-years-cuba-drops-unpopular-travel-restriction">potential for travel freedom</a>, how does one's view of the world change? Because of the relaxed restrictions, Cuban writer and photographer, <a href="http://lens.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/04/03/blogging-a-bridge-from-havana/"><strong>Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo</strong></a> is now visiting Pittsburgh and the United States for the first time. He joins us to talk about his work for City of Asylum's <a href="http://www.sampsoniaway.org/category/orlando-pardo/">Sampsonia Way Magazine</a>, publishing <a href="http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&amp;sl=es&amp;u=http://vocescubanas.com/&amp;prev=/search%3Fq%3Dvoces%2Bcuba%26hl%3Den%26client%3Dfirefox-a%26hs%3DNVe%26rls%3Dorg.mozilla:en-US:official&amp;sa=X&amp;ei=ecdmUdriFark4APS8YH4BA&amp;ved=0CDUQ7gEwAA">Voces, </a>Cuba's first independent e-zine,&nbsp; and what it took to travel to the U.S.</p><p>http://youtu.be/XnFyeNJ76iE Thu, 11 Apr 2013 01:00:00 +0000 Heather McClain 7647 at http://wesa.fm Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo: An Activist and Artist Blogging from Havana