Romanian PEN Center: “We Are a Country of Poets”
"We also have many good poets; it is said that we are a country of poets. There is a proverb in Romania that says: All Romanians are born poets." More
Free Expression Daily Digest: Wed., October 28
Maldivian news site hacked, Police raid Turkish media group, and Romanian press freedom remains elusive. More
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Nadine Farid Johnson testified before a congressional subcommittee... PEN America and its partners hosted a #LetFloridaRead event... CEO @SuzanneNossel and Ted Mitchell, CEO of the @ACEducation wrote an op-ed in defense of academic freedom... and more: https://pen.org/pen-america-news/
As @JoyVBehar points out, Americans' knowledge of the Holocaust is declining even as the movement to ban books—including #Holocaust-themed works such as @jodipicoult's The Storyteller—is accelerating.
Behar also gives a shoutout to 100-year-old Grace Linn! #JoysBannedBookClub https://twitter.com/TheView/status/1639315584860192772
Outstanding piece by @andreacgore, Vacek Chair in pharmacology/professor of psychology at UT-Austin, defending faculty tenure against SB 18. She argues that immunotherapy would not exist if UT-Austin had not given tenure to its discoverer. https://www.houstonchronicle.com/opinion/outlook/article/university-texas-andrea-gore-professor-tenure-17816783.php