- Ayla Schultz
Ayla Schultz is PEN America’s Author’s Evening Intern
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Literature knows no frontiers. Yet books today are under profound attack. I'm joining @PENAmerica in the fight to defend the freedom to read. Sign and share this petition to show your support for diverse literature and writers across the country. https://bit.ly/33MOt24?source=twitter&
Update: we are extremely concerned to hear reports from multiple sources in Iran that blogger and activist @hosseinronaghi has been tortured in detention, and reiterate our urgent call for his immediate release.
Battling far-right extremism, Germany has gone further than any other Western democracy to prosecute individuals for what they say online, testing the limits of free speech on the internet. https://www.nytimes.com/2022/09/23/technology/germany-internet-speech-arrest.html