MintPress founder & editor in chief, Mnar Muhawesh, recently produced a live stream on Facebook to discuss social media giants’ efforts to wipe independent journalism off the map and what we’re doing to combat this deliberate form of censorship.
Top Photo | A protest against events, groups and profiles blocked by Facebook in front of the Facebook Office in Warsaw, Poland, Nov. 5, 2016. Czarek Sokolowski | AP
Mnar Muhawesh is founder, CEO and editor in chief of MintPress News, and is also a regular speaker on responsible journalism, sexism, neoconservativism within the media and journalism start-ups. She started her career as an independent multimedia journalist covering Midwest and national politics while focusing on civil liberties and social justice issues posting her reporting and exclusive interviews on her blog MintPress, which she later turned MintPress into the global news source it is today. In 2009, Muhawesh also became the first American woman to wear the hijab to anchor/report the news in American media. Muhawesh is also a wife and mother of a rascal four year old boy, juggling her duties as a CEO and motherly tasks successfully as supermom. Contact Mnar at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow Mnar on Twitter at @mnarmuh