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The Boardroom comes to the Situation Room as the President-elect declines to relinquish his role in the Celebrity Apprentice. Meanwhile, Trump supporting college students‎ cry foul where campus administrators and faculty have presumed uniformity of opinion on the election results. -Suzanne Nossel, Executive Director

 

DARE: Daily Alert on Rights and Expression

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U.S.

Anti-Trump march at risk due to Lincoln Memorial permit denial
US authorities denied permits to a women’s march that was being organised for 21 January, the first day in office of the Trump administration, at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC, traditionally the site of political protests.
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS TIMES

Professor’s article about gay Muslim student ignites a free speech debate
When a UNC Wilmington professor posted an online article about a student activist under the title “A ‘Queer Muslim’ Jihad,” was it harassment or free speech?
MCCLATCHY

Trump’s Attack on a Union Rep Has People Worried About Free Speech
Will anyone be able to criticize the president without fearing his social-media wrath? Conservatives and liberals alike are united in expressing shock and dismay about Trump’s ad hominem attack and what it means for free speech.
FORTUNE

What Would It Take to Shut Down Trump on Twitter?
While Trump may have plenty of fans, there are just as many who wish the President-elect would “shut up and lead.” So is it possible to halt Trump’s Twitter frenzies? There are two possibilities, but they’re a stretch.
NBC NEWS

Hate speech versus free speech in the time of Trump
Should reporters refer to this white nationalist sliver of the president-elect’s supporters as neo-Nazis or the more friendly term coined by Spencer, the “alt right”? One is a serious accusation, the other is perhaps the embrace of dangerous propaganda.
LOS ANGELES TIMES

 
Global

Israel renews detention of Palestinian journalist
Israeli authorities yesterday renewed the administrative detention order of Palestinian journalist, human rights activist, and Addameer media coordinator Hasan Safadi for an additional six months.
MIDDLE EAST MONITOR

British journalist detained in Kenya for 15 hours without explanation
Jerome Starkey, The Times African correspondent, was locked in a cell overnight after arriving from Britain on Thursday night. Officers said a “security block” had been placed on his passport but were unable to provide further information.
THE STAR

BBC lands itself in hot water over story on new king of Thailand
Thai authorities are investigating the BBC over a Thai-language profile of the new king, officials said Wednesday, after the article outraged ultra-royalists in a country where criticism of the monarchy is outlawed.
THE EXPRESS TRIBUNE

Dutch Politician Wilders Convicted Of Insulting, Inciting Discrimination against Moroccans
Judges on Friday convicted Dutch lawmaker Geert Wilders of insulting Moroccans and inciting discrimination against them, but levied no punishment against him.
HUFFINGTON POST

What it’s like to be a Palestinian journalist, according to an East Jerusalem editor
The Palestinian newspaper Al-Quds drew criticism recently when it interviewed Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman. Its senior editor, Amjad Omari, explains why Arabs will never recognize a Jewish state and the importance of an independent Palestinian press.
HAARETZ

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DARE: Daily Alert on Rights and Expression

Flouting a conservative Supreme Court’s holding on flag burning, the President-elect threatens protesters with jail time and the stripping away of their citizenship. Does Gold Star father Khzir Kahn still have that pocket constitution handy to share?

-Suzanne Nossel, Executive Director

 

DARE: Daily Alert on Rights and Expression

PEN America’s take on today’s most pressing threats to free expression

U.S.

Hannity: Trump doesn’t need a White House press office
Fox News personality Sean Hannity on Monday said President-elect Donald Trump does not need press in the White House. Hannity, a longtime Trump supporter, blasted the mainstream media, arguing that journalists “colluded” with Hillary Clinton in order to help the Democratic nominee win the presidential election.
THE HILL

FBI and NSA poised to gain new surveillance powers under Trump
The FBI, NSA and CIA are likely to gain expanded surveillance powers under President-elect Donald Trump and a Republican-controlled Congress, a prospect that has privacy advocates and some lawmakers trying to mobilize opposition.
BLOOMBERG

Fake news is modern propaganda
A new article published in The Washington Post alleges that Russia was involved in disseminating fake news designed to get Donald Trump elected. The problem of fake news is more than simply an issue of false or shoddy reporting. This is about a targeted campaign of “disinformation,” as the Soviet Union used to call it, influencing the U.S. political system.
SALON

Journalist arrests at Standing Rock test the first amendment
The arrests of journalists and filmmakers covering the front lines of the Dakota Access pipeline fight highlight the limits of press protections and the central role of police, prosecutor, and court discretion in deciding whether or not members of the press should face legal consequences when covering protests.
THE INTERCEPT

 
Global

Cuba: Police detain artist celebrating Castro’s death
Cuban police have arrested dissident artist Danilo “El Sexto” Maldonado Machado, once declared a prisoner of conscience, after he made a video celebrating the death of Fidel Castro.
AL JAZEERA

Sports journalist jailed for three months in Bahrain over a tweet
A Bahraini court has sentenced a sports journalist to three months in prison for a tweet that allegedly defamed the Sunni sect of Islam. Faisal Hayyat was arrested on 9 October, but it was unclear about the specific nature of his offence.
THE GUARDIAN

EC can’t provide accreditation for all journalists
The Chairman of the National Media Commission, Mr. Kwasi Gyan Appenteng, has said the Electoral Commission cannot accredit every journalist everywhere in Ghana during the upcoming election.
GHANA WEB

Screenings canceled over security concerns in Jakarta
The organizers of a documentary-screening event decided to cancel two film screenings following warnings from Jakarta administration-run Taman Ismail Marzuki Cultural Center over security concerns.
THE JAKARTA POST

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