Free Expression Daily Digest: Wednesday, October 26
Facebook targets Palestinian accounts, Yahoo scanning order unlike to be made public, Azerbaijan sentences youth activist, and more. More
PEN Visits South Africa
I just returned from a fabulous trip to South Africa, where I traveled on behalf of PEN American Center with the poet Cathy Park Hong as part of our… More
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Nadine Farid Johnson testified before a congressional subcommittee... PEN America and its partners hosted a #LetFloridaRead event... CEO @SuzanneNossel and Ted Mitchell, CEO of the @ACEducation wrote an op-ed in defense of academic freedom... and more: https://pen.org/pen-america-news/
As @JoyVBehar points out, Americans' knowledge of the Holocaust is declining even as the movement to ban books—including #Holocaust-themed works such as @jodipicoult's The Storyteller—is accelerating.
Behar also gives a shoutout to 100-year-old Grace Linn! #JoysBannedBookClub https://twitter.com/TheView/status/1639315584860192772
Outstanding piece by @andreacgore, Vacek Chair in pharmacology/professor of psychology at UT-Austin, defending faculty tenure against SB 18. She argues that immunotherapy would not exist if UT-Austin had not given tenure to its discoverer. https://www.houstonchronicle.com/opinion/outlook/article/university-texas-andrea-gore-professor-tenure-17816783.php