What’s Current: Journalist who broke story of Mahsa Amini’s death still in solitary confinement in Tehran’s Evin prison

Niloofar Hamedi reporting at a football match (Image: Twitter)
  • Niloofar Hamedi, the journalist who reported the news of Mahsa Amini’s death at the hands of Iranian “morality police” has largely been forgotten after being imprisoned for her work which sparked nationwide protests. Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) senior researcher Yeganeh Rezaian told Middle East Eye:

“Even reformist newspapers are still state-run media. Therefore, they cannot freely cover all political or human rights news. Even if they are able to sometimes briefly cover a story, the paper’s editor and the reporter pay a heavy price for their coverage of the story — like Niloofar Hamedi.”

  • A Squamish woman identifying as “non-binary” complains to the media after being denied service by a barber catering exclusively to men’s hair.
  • Pornhub’s parent company, MindGeek, has partnered with child abuse charities in an effort to prevent illegal activity on the site. Recently, MindGeek has faced backlash following a lawsuit alleging the company profits from and allows child exploitation content. The Guardian reports:

“Child abuse charities are aware that working with MindGeek will be seen as a divisive move. The company has faced a string of serious allegations in recent years related to allegations of nonconsensual videosfilms of children and extreme content on its sites.”

  • Women marching in Paris for International Safe Abortion day were assaulted by trans activists who were shouting, “TERFs out of our struggle.”
  • Gillian Philip, a former children’s author turned truck driver, opens up about losing her livelihood after standing up for J.K. Rowling.