• In Turkey, where free speech is under attack, rapping about pot can land you in jail

    6 days ago - By Fast Company

    A popular Turkish rapper was arrested for “promoting drug use” in song lyrics. Human-rights advocates say it's part of an intimidation tactic to crush dissent.
    Street art tends to flourish in Istanbul. In hip areas all along the city's Golden Horn waterway, eye-popping cartoon murals and brilliant spray-painted letters greet you at every turn, adorning the sides of buildings, walls, and storefront gates, seemingly without discretion. It's a form of expression that is ostensibly sanctioned by local officials in Turkey's largest city, where an annual street-art festival has taken place for...
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