A Banned Books Wrap Up
This September, PEN American Center reached out to writers, editors, literary illuminati, and PEN staff to write about the banned books that matter to them most. Below you’ll find… More
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@HouseCommerce [email protected]'s @CaitlinVogus delved into the issues at play, making clear that banning TikTok would undermine #FreeSpeech in the US & abroad – & wouldn't solve the problems the gov't believes TikTok creates. For that, we need federal privacy legislation.
A court in #Belarus on Thursday sentenced Hienadz Mazheyka, a reporter for the now-closed local edition of one of Russia's most popular newspapers, to three years in prison for a 2021 article that angered President Alexander Lukashenko. https://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/reporter-russian-paper-sentenced-3-years-belarus-98072211
In advance of TikTok CEO Shou Zi Chew’s testimony before Congress on March 23, PEN America released a letter signed by more than a dozen other civil liberties, digital rights and anti-censorship organizations opposing a wholesale ban on TikTok in the U.S. https://pen.org/press-release/pen-america-with-other-free-speech-organizations-sends-letter-to-congress-opposing-proposed-national-tiktok-ban/