A shouting match over whether CNN was too pro-Trump, too anti-Trump or got it just right. Rainbow flags are the new form of protest on Mike Pence’s DC block.
-Suzanne Nossel, Executive Director


DARE: Daily Alert on Rights and Expression

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


Indiana Reporter Barred From Donald Trump’s Carrier Event
When President-elect Trump visited a Carrier Corp. factory in Indianapolis on Thursday that won’t be closing following his intervention, a journalist who had investigated the company’s plans to move jobs to Mexico wasn’t permitted inside.

Trump rubs salt in the wounds of his rivals, continues to attack media
The president-elect encouraged chants of “Lock her up” by invoking Hillary Clinton’s name, incited boos of Governor John Kasich, mocked independent candidate Evan McMullin as a nobody and spent close to four minutes attacking the “nasty, dishonest press.”

How a Trump Administration Could Reshape the Internet
Under a President Donald Trump, cable and phone companies could gain new power to influence what you do and what you watch online — not to mention how much privacy you have while you’re at it.

Donald Trump Is a Greater Threat to Free Speech Than the Campus Left
Over at National Review, Katherine Timpf wonders who is “worse” for free speech: Trump or “campus snowflakes”? Her article implies that Trump may well be worse. “No doubt, a lot of people voted for Donald Trump because they wanted to put a stop to the ‘safe space’ culture that’s running rampant on college campuses across the country,” she writes. “I’m just not so sure he’s the man to do it.” I’ll go a step further: we can be pretty sure.


Sudanese Security continues crackdown on press, journalists strike
Sudan’s National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS) on Thursday has continued its mass confiscation of newspapers print-runs for the successive fourth day, which coincided with the call for civil disobedience.

Facebook Keeps Fake News but Censors Colombia’s FARC
Facebook has shut down a number of pages and member profiles belonging to the FARC, despite the fact a peace deal was recently ratified.

New Statesman accused of censorship over deleted Palestine articles
British political magazine the New Statesman has been accused of censorship after it removed an article following complaints by pro-Israel groups.

The Entire Internet Is Being Archived In Canada For Safekeeping
Citing concern over president-elect Donald Trump’s statements and stances on freedom of speech, the creator of one of the web’s biggest sites plans to protect his team’s work–in this case, the entire and unadulterated history of the internet–by stashing a copy with our neighbors to the north.

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