Dissidents http://nhpr.org en "Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry" http://nhpr.org/post/ai-weiwei-never-sorry <P><A href="http://aiweiwei.com/" target=_blank>Ai Weiwei</A> is China’s best known artist and the sharpest thorn in the side of its government. He’s a humorous and clever digital dissident, whose installations, viral videos, and tweets mock Chinese censors, and have made him an international symbol for freedom.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</P> <P>After years of attempting to cozy up to him with bribes and favors, the Chinese government turned on Ai Weiwei, charging him with tax evasion and bulldozing his freshly built studio in Shanghai. Then, on April 3, 2011, he disappeared.</P> <P> Mon, 25 Feb 2013 14:13:35 +0000 Virginia Prescott 22565 at http://nhpr.org "Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry" Who's selling Iran the gear to spy on its own people? http://nhpr.org/post/whos-selling-iran-gear-spy-its-own-people <p>An investigative journalist unpacks the contract between a Chinese company and Iran's telecommunications network.</p> Tue, 27 Mar 2012 15:05:41 +0000 Virginia Prescott 2771 at http://nhpr.org Who's selling Iran the gear to spy on its own people?