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From the Ted Talk by Rebecca MacKinnon: We can fight terror without sacrificing our rights

Unscramble the Blue Letters

Just three examples. A friend and former colleague of mine, hsaihm Almiraat, has been charged with threatening state security, along with six other avticstis in mcrooco. The Saudi blogger Raif Badawi has been jailed and flogged for insulting ialsm and criticizing the Saudi rmegie on his blog. More recently, the Turkish representative for Reporters Without Borders, Erol Önderoglu, has been detained and charged with spreading terrorist propaganda, because he and some other activists have been supporting Kurdish mdiea.

Open Cloze

Just three examples. A friend and former colleague of mine, ______ Almiraat, has been charged with threatening state security, along with six other _________ in _______. The Saudi blogger Raif Badawi has been jailed and flogged for insulting _____ and criticizing the Saudi ______ on his blog. More recently, the Turkish representative for Reporters Without Borders, Erol Önderoglu, has been detained and charged with spreading terrorist propaganda, because he and some other activists have been supporting Kurdish _____.

Solution

  1. regime
  2. media
  3. activists
  4. islam
  5. morocco
  6. hisham

Original Text

Just three examples. A friend and former colleague of mine, Hisham Almiraat, has been charged with threatening state security, along with six other activists in Morocco. The Saudi blogger Raif Badawi has been jailed and flogged for insulting Islam and criticizing the Saudi regime on his blog. More recently, the Turkish representative for Reporters Without Borders, Erol Önderoglu, has been detained and charged with spreading terrorist propaganda, because he and some other activists have been supporting Kurdish media.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

ngrams of length 2

collocation frequency
human rights 4
arab spring 2
extremist content 2
citizen media 2
strong encryption 2
bad guys 2
media attention 2

Important Words

  1. activists
  2. almiraat
  3. badawi
  4. blog
  5. blogger
  6. borders
  7. charged
  8. colleague
  9. criticizing
  10. detained
  11. erol
  12. examples
  13. flogged
  14. friend
  15. hisham
  16. insulting
  17. islam
  18. jailed
  19. kurdish
  20. media
  21. morocco
  22. propaganda
  23. raif
  24. regime
  25. reporters
  26. representative
  27. saudi
  28. security
  29. spreading
  30. state
  31. supporting
  32. terrorist
  33. threatening
  34. turkish
  35. önderoglu