Dispatch from South African PEN on Dropping of President’s Defamation Suits
South African PEN Vice President Ray Louw writes from Johannesburg about the impact of President Zuma's decision to drop his defamation lawsuits. More
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The shattering news that four democracy activists were secretly executed by #Myanmar’s military junta demands a strong response, amid fears the military will escalate its campaign of terror against civilians, write @LieslGerntholtz and Nadine Farid Johnson https://pen.org/executions-of-pro-demcracy-activists-in-myanmar-raise-fears-of-escalation-of-military-campaign-of-terror-against-civilians/
Russia has rerouted mobile and internet data from Kherson through Russian networks and blocked access to Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Ukrainian news websites and other independent sources. Kherson residents now must use Russian mobile service providers. https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2022/08/09/technology/ukraine-internet-russia-censorship.html
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