Free Expression Daily Digest: Tues., September 22
Well-known blogger Ta Phong Tan freed, Facebook accused of spying on Belgian citizens, and a Somali journalist was wounded. More
Ta Phong Tan | Status: Released | Vietnam
Ta Phong Tan is a Vietnamese Blogger, jurist, and former police officer. She was arrested on September 5, 2011 and sentenced to 10 years in prison for “conducting propaganda… More
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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
What does academic freedom mean now, and how might it change?
Here's our whole Future Trends Forum conversation with @ACEducation and @PENamerica researchers:
#RIP John Woods, Masterly Translator of Thomas Mann, Dies at 80
Woods was the recipient of two PEN America Translation awards, in 1981 and 1987