Deyda Hydara | Status: Murdered | Gambia
A newspaper publisher and press freedom champion, Deyda Hydara was gunned down in December 2004 for challenging increasingly restrictive press laws in the Gambia. More
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🧵“This escalating battle for control over free expression in education should worry us all,” said PEN America CEO @SuzanneNossel in remarks before the House Committee on Education & the Workforce’s Subcommittee on Higher Education & Workforce Development. https://pen.org/pen-america-this-escalating-battle-for-control-over-free-expression-in-education-should-worry-us-all/
Love this! Thank you to the courageous parents in Volusia County, FL for standing up for the freedom to read at last night's school board mtg.19 books were recently challenged in the district and read by committees. But now...
After being shown for years as part of #BlackHistoryMonth, a PG movie about 1st grader Ruby Bridges was banned in a Florida school based on one parent's complaint it would cause "discomfort."
It's one of 10 surprising things being banned in US schools: https://pen.org/dolly-parton-miley-cyrus-song/