Geraldine Baum, Communications Strategist and Veteran Journalist, Joins PEN America as Chief Communications Officer
PEN America CEO Suzanne Nossel said: “We are fortunate to have Geraldine take charge of our communications efforts at a time of mounting threats to open discourse in the… More
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Iran carries out first known execution over anti-government protests.
Mohsen Shekari was accused of wounding a member of the pro-regime Basij militia on 25 September, during the early phase of the protests triggered by the death in custody of #MahsaAmini. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/dec/08/iran-executes-man-23-mohsen-shekari-allegedly-stabbing-pro-regime-officer?CMP=share_btn_tw
"If you allow tech companies to play God and flout societal norms just because they can, you get something similar to what we have now: @elonmusk making up the First Amendment as he goes along," writes @jaycaspiankang.