Novelist-journalist Bajan was imprisoned on September 27, 2020 and sentenced to three-and-a-half years for his peaceful opposition of state censorship, leadership of the Iranian Writers’ Association, and commemoration of…More
Khandan Mahabadi, with two other board members of the Iranian Writers’ Association, was arrested in May 2019 for opposing state censorship. An appeals judge upheld Khandan Mahabadi’s six-year prison…More
Safwat, who has written critically about fundamentalist groups’ strict interpretation of Islam, has faced verbal abuse and intimidation after each piece he has written. He was also formally admonished…More
The reason I’m not leaving — yet, anyway — is that I dread “unwinding connections to sources, colleagues,” and over 1.35M followers. The alternatives don’t yet ”offer the same reach, or the rich vein of dissimilarity across social and geographic lines.”
Shanquella Robinson's mother says if it wasn't for Black Twitter her daughter's case would have gone cold. Initial tweets about the case were solely from Black social media accounts. Even, @nytimes ran their very first story about her case *today*.
“Around the country, countless Americans are suffering a very particular type of Covid grief — a mixture of anger, sorrow and shame that comes with losing a loved one who has consumed social media falsehoods.”