Anti-corruption writer Marques has faced threats for over twenty years. Changes in Angola's political leadership have led to more support for Marques' writing; however, incumbent politicians continue harbor resentment…More
Prolific novelist Piñeiro is an advocate for women's rights and, specifically, the legalization of abortion in Argentina. She has faced serious harassment for her activism, including threats from anti-abortion…More
An internationally-renowned photojournalist, Alam was arrested on August 5, 2018 for commentary criticizing Bangladesh’s response to road safety protests. Although his trial is ongoing, there have been no recent…More
PEN America’s @AtRiskArtists today condemned the arrest of Iranian musician and poet #MonaBorzouei, who was taken into custody on September 28 by Iran’s security forces for reading a poem in support of the #MahsaAmini protests. https://pen.org/press-release/artists-at-risk-connection-condemns-cruel-detention-of-iranian-musician-for-sharing-a-poem-in-support-of-the-mahsa-amini-protests/
Librarians should be spending time helping kids read, not censoring.
"No longer are librarians stereotyped as buttoned-up matrons shushing children in school media centers, but as helmeted Valkyrie warriors leading kids into the nation’s culture wars." https://www.ajc.com/education/get-schooled-blog/opinion-book-bans-target-nonwhite-authors-and-characters/V2IOFI546VGBHJEAJTQR4PQTUQ/
"No matter what happens to the protests... the most viral song in #Iran’s history, likely to be remembered for decades to come, isn’t about resistance to America or Israel or anywhere else. It’s a song about Iranian dreams for a normal life"—@ksadjadpour https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2022/oct/04/iran-arrests-musician-anthem-iran-protests-viral-mahsa-amini-shervin-hajipour-baraye