Akbar Haider Kiron and Minhaz Ahmed are two Bangladeshi American intellectuals living in New York City. Although they moved to the United States due to the intimidation they faced for their work, their freedom of expression is still under threat.
Murat Can Bilgincan is a Turkish journalist and filmmaker who has worked for CNN and on PBS' "Frontline." Bilgincan holds a bachelor's degree from Yale College and a master’s degree from Columbia Journalism School. He teaches an independent journalism seminar at Koc University in Istanbul.