Mnar Muhawesh Adley is founder, CEO and editor-in-chief of MintPress News. Last week, MintPress and Adley — along with numerous other journalists and Consortium News — were banned by PayPal. In this discussion, Adley explains how this plays into the current NeoMcCarthyist censorship sweeping the Internet, and shares her thoughts on whether these trends (along with the new Disinformation Governance Board) might point to even more repression of dissidents in the United States.
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.