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In short, it is a *privilege* to say things. We can’t say whatever we want, & we shouldn’t. It’s illegal. Here & around the world, journalists are threatened, physically attacked, & imprisoned for doing their jobs. They do it so we can be informed & enlightened. Truth matters. TY
On today's edition of #thePENpod, we announce the winner of our 2020 PEN/Barbey #FreedomToWrite Award, imprisoned Chinese writer and activist Xu Zhiyong. We speak to his friend, scholar, and advocate Teng Biao. LISTEN 🎧 : https://bit.ly/36YGsUO. #FreeXuZhiyong
Today, I join an amazing set of women in movement building & media to talk about the protests, how the media covers them, the disinformation plaguing cities, & the fight for justice. Tune in at 4:30pm. Excited @ourprisms @southerncenter @baltbeat @PENamerica are hosting.