Secretary Kerry: Grant Humanitarian Parole for Group of Targeted Bangladeshi Bloggers
PEN and several leading organizations write an open letter to Secretary of State John Kerry to ask for humanitarian parole visas... More
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After Stonewall, librarians were the first profession to organize for gay rights. Meet the pioneer, Michael McConnell, who led the charge - and now fears for his legacy. https://www.the74million.org/article/how-libraries-came-to-be-sanctuaries-for-lgbtq-kids/
Pro-Russian TV and websites are being promoted inside occupied parts of Ukraine amid a wave of media repression. https://news.sky.com/story/ukraine-war-russia-takes-tv-and-websites-offline-as-part-of-media-blackout-in-occupied-territories-12634539
While the pandemic has dealt a blow to the entire journalism industry — more than 100 local newsrooms have closed since — it’s been especially tough on small, ethnic news outlets that may not have the resources to stay afloat. https://www.nbcnews.com/news/asian-america/ethnic-media-was-devastated-covid-now-publishers-are-struggling-self-f-rcna31718