Alongside her literary career, Berktay is a staunch advocate for women’s and Kurdish rights. Initially sentenced in 2011 on terrorism charges after attending conferences on behalf of a pro-Kurdish…More
Palestinian journalist and author Al-Nawaty was detained for unspecified “security reasons” in 2011 while translating his book in Damascus. In 2013, the Norwegian government reported he was in Syrian…More
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Academics from top UK universities share how they've faced death threats, masked protesters & petitions calling for their research to be shut down. They say that university leaders “lack the courage or capacity” to address the attack on freedom of speech. https://bit.ly/3aQZGhO