• Issues

    PEN America Reports Aggressive Interrogation of Artists and Writers at US Borders

    by  • March 8, 2017 • Issues, News

    Despite the court-ordered stay of President Trump’s first immigration travel ban of late January, 2017, restricting entry of citizens from seven Muslim-majority countries, reports of detention and aggressive interrogation of travelers, including U.S. citizens¹, by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials at US airports were widely reported.

    PEN America, an organization dedicated to protecting “open...

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    A joint letter from Boston art museum directors

    by  • February 25, 2017 • Issues, News

    The following joint letter was posted Feb. 24, 2016, to friends and supporters of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, the MIT List Visual Arts Center, the Institute of Contemporary Art, the Harvard Art Museums, and the Museum of Fine Arts. Please forward to your friends and networks:

    As directors of Boston’s art museums, we serve...

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    SAG-AFTRA Statement on the Rights of a Free and Unencumbered Press

    by  • February 23, 2017 • Issues, News, Opinions

    Released Feb 20, 2017

    SAG-AFTRA, the entertainment industry labor union representing more than 160,000 actors, broadcasters and recording artists, today released the following Statement on the Rights of a Free and Unencumbered Press:

    “As a union whose membership includes broadcast and online journalists, SAG-AFTRA champions the rights of a free press, whose primary role is to...

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    SAG-AFTRA calls out Video Game Publishers

    by  • December 9, 2016 • Issues, News

    One of the recent clashes around IP rights reported somewhat recently in news media concerns residuals for voice actors. SAG-AFTRA called for a strike against 11 video game publishers this past October.

    “The strike comes in light of an unsuccessful 19 months of negotiations after the existing labor contract known as the Interactive Media Agreement...

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