PEN America: Senate Resolution to Preserve and Protect Local News Supports a Vital Sector for a Thriving Democracy
Nadine Farid Johnson, PEN America’s Washington director, said: “A strong local news sector is a key tenet of democracy. The decline of local news in recent years threatens to… More
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Nobel laureate Maria Ressa said journalism is at "an existential moment" and commented on the role of big tech in contributing to the spread of false information in an address at this year's DW Global Media Forum in Bonn. https://bit.ly/3OygTyy
Researchers who depend on CrowdTangle - a tool used to find social media’s worst content - are worried about what happens when it goes away as Meta has been reducing its support for the product. https://bloom.bg/3NrsiiC
#China: This week's trial of writer and scholar #XuZhiyong (#许志永) is an egregious violation of his right to freedom of expression. @pen_int, @PENamerica and @chinesepen_org call for his immediate release. Our statement⬇️