35 Years Imprisonment for Facebook Posts in Thailand “Neither Reasonable nor Just”
NEW YORK—The sentence of 35 years for a man convicted of insulting the monarchy on Facebook is a severe punishment of free expression and a clear demonstration of the… More
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University of Idaho’s legal counsel told faculty members that if they provide birth control (including condoms) to students or even mention abortion in certain contexts, or they could be fired for violating the state’s new anti-abortion law. https://jezebel.com/university-of-idaho-told-faculty-they-could-be-fired-fo-1849582850
More books banned.
More students losing access to literature.
“More” is the operative word for our #BannedInTheUSA report on school book bans, which offers a comprehensive look at bans throughout the 2021–22 school year: https://pen.org/report/banned-usa-growing-movement-to-censor-books-in-schools/
@PENAmerica and @righttobeorg’s free virtual #onlineabuse Bystander Intervention training is happening on 9/28 at 1 pm ET. #FightOnlineAbuseNow Register now https://pen.org/event/september-bystander-intervention-how-to-be-an-ally-when-you-witness-online-abuse/