[VIRTUAL] Women in Translation Month Reading Series 2021
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Book bans and challenges are surging across the country. Earlier this week, the removal of 51 books from the libraries of the Alpine School District in Utah began. One of those books is ALL BOYS AREN'T BLUE by @IamGMJohnson. Learn more: https://bit.ly/3BzqGkL.
A French scientist who tweeted a "Picture of Proxima Centauri, the nearest star to the Sun, located 4.2 light years away" as "taken by the James Webb Space Telescope," now admits the image was a close-up of a slice of chorizo against a black background. https://www.cnn.com/2022/08/05/europe/scientist-space-image-chorizo-intl-scli-scn/index.html
Journalists in Cambodia are facing increasing threats and being prevented from doing their jobs amid growing restrictions on press freedom and civic and political rights, the U.N human rights office there said this week. https://bit.ly/3JEe3qE