Day of the Imprisoned Writer
In the past year, the Writers in Prison Committee (WiPC) of International PEN has monitored the cases of more than 1,000 writers and journalists in 90 countries, 200 of… More
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This from @jrezaian on why we must not fall for authoritarian smear tactics against journalists is a must read. #IStandwithEvan https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2023/03/31/american-journalist-russia-hostage-putin/
In our recent Hate in the Headlines report, PEN America interviewed 20+ journalists with years of experience documenting domestic extremism. Their topline takeaway? Avoid long profile pieces that normalize extremists. This #60Minutes piece will almost certainly do just that.
Students at @ETSU are being asked to verify that attendees at a student-run drag show are over the age of 18, an unnecessary restriction in an effort to appease a new law banning certain drag performances – which has actually yet to take effect. https://www.wjhl.com/news/local/etsu-changes-venue-for-student-sponsored-drag-show/