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Robert M. Sarwark

Creative & Information Professional/Writer

Atlanta, GA

Robert M. Sarwark

Creative and information professional/writer with a passion for the international and the original.

Available for freelance work.

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Hong Kong, Mainland China, and the Banned Booksellers’ Plight

Hong Kong, though always geographically a part of China, has for much of recent history been a different story. A British colony since 1842, English common law had reigned until it was finally handed over to China in 1997. This erstwhile unique status guaranteed the territory a level of intellectual freedom similar to many other Western jurisdictions. In that sense, for over 150 years Hong Kong was able to develop to where its citizens expected to be able to speak, write, and read quite freely.
Intellectual Freedom Blog (ALA-OIF) Link to Story
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Candide, Or Optimism (1759)

VOLTAIRE (François-Marie Arouet), Candide and Other Stories. Translated by Roger Pearson. Oxford and New York: The World’s Classics (Oxford University Press), 1990. Original citation: Candide, ou l’Optimisme. Traduit de l’allemand de Mr le docteur Ralph. [Cramer: Geneva, Switzerland], 1759; first condemned in Italian: Candido, o l’Ottimismo del signor Dottor Ralph tradotto in italiano.
Bibliography of the Damned Link to Story
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The Seven Words You Can’t Say at the CDC…?

Is there a censorship crisis currently happening at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention? The answer depends on whom you ask. On Friday, December 15, the Washington Post reported that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), located in Atlanta, had declared at a meeting with policy analysts the previous day that it would prohibit a list of seven terms.
Intellectual Freedom Blog (ALA-OIF) Link to Story

About

Robert M. Sarwark

Born and raised in Chicagoland. Educated in the US and abroad, particularly Cape Verde, West Africa. Currently living in Atlanta.

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robertsarwark.com

Skills

  • Portuguese-English translation
  • Copywriting
  • Storyboarding
  • Screenwriting
  • Songwriting
  • Voiceover
  • Profiles