South African President Drops Defamation Suits Against Zapiro and Media Outlets
In a victory for free expression, South African President Jacob Zuma has dropped 14 defamation lawsuits totaling R60 million against a famous cartoonist and various media outlets. More
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Somehow this is both stunning and totally run-of-the-mill for 2023. A university president - at a public university in Texas - has decided to unilaterally cancel a student-organized drag show charity fundraiser for @TrevorProject. Just b/c he felt like it. #FreeSpeech #EdScare https://twitter.com/1AMorey/status/1637993457653252102
Included in the 3rd issue of The Journal of Women and Criminal Justice is our director of Prison and Justice Writing @caits_meissner's letter underscoring the importance of uplifting the voices of incarcerated women. Read more here: https://www.njreentry.org/application/files/7316/7847/0620/The_Journal_of_Women_and_Criminal_Justice_Summer_Edition_2023.pdf
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