Why We Need Stories: A PEN Ten Interview with Sophia Shalmiyev
"The kind of writing I believe we need more of is jagged, way stranger, and structurally embodying the thinker, the visionary, the hermit, and the loudmouth." More
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As a lawyer & #pressfreedom advocate, I hope our community walks the walk to rally behind @NPRKelly the we did for the likes of Jim Acosta & Brian Karem. This is the latest assault on the 1st am. Call a spade a spade yes, fight these fights yes...let’s just do it evenly. https://twitter.com/nprkelly/status/1222334889778982912
Tributes are pouring in after prominent Tunisian human rights activist and blogger Lina Ben Mhenni, one of the heroes of the 2011 revolution, died in the early hours of Monday from a chronic illness.
Authorities in the eastern province of Shandong have detained a Hui Muslim poet and author after he tweeted about the incarceration, surveillance, and persecution of Chinese Muslims, both in Xinjiang and across China, @RadioFreeAsia has learned.