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PEN America's Julie Trébault, director of @AtRiskArtists, says the house arrest of Jorge Olivera Castillo & Nancy Alfaya "shows the lengths to which the Cuban government will go to quash dissent and restrict the free flow of ideas." Full statement: https://bit.ly/2Xqx5Zf.
As protests in Bolivia continue, journalists are increasingly becoming targets of harassment, censorship and personal attacks by citizens from across the political spectrum, as well as the government: https://bit.ly/2XrdBUr via @VOANews.
Congratulations to PEN America Member Carol Cooper, a #writersintheschools volunteer at Manhattan Center for Science & Math, whose students & school newspaper "MCSM Rampage" recently won the award for best Op-Ed by the @BaruchJourn! https://bit.ly/2CWAw0w