Michael Slackman

Michael Slackman

International Editor for The New York Times. Previously posted in Cairo, Berlin, Moscow, Albany and Melville, Long Island Retweets are not endorsements.

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Stone’s defense team also said that his violations of Judge Jackson’s gag orders should not count against him because the criminal proceedings had exacerbated his “longstanding battle with anxiety” and he has corrected that through therapy. via @nytimes 

There’s little evidence that the potential customer base for a Times digital news subscription has topped out. That 3.429 million total at the end of 2019 was up from 2.713 million a year earlier, a strong 26 percent rate of growth. via @NiemanLab 

The author, who has been in hiding in the Italian Riviera, was accused of defending and justifying child sexual abuse through his many books and public appearances via @nytimes 

For the Syrians in Idlib, life on the run ... again. via @NYTimes 

Nearly one million people -mostly women and children -on the run from a military onslaught,with nowhere to go. via @nytimes 

“People with compulsive behavior, and I am one, have this kind of basic discomfort all the time...You’re trying to make yourself feel better with eating or drinking or sex or gambling or shopping... But that ends up making your life worse.” via @nytimes 

Our next Eastern Europe bureau chief is ... @tarangoNYT  ! Tim, as you may recall, led our Iraq and Turkey coverage for years. We can’t wait to see what he does from his next base in Warsaw!

Congratulations to @azamsahmed  for well deserved recognition. Azam is a role model for all of us, a correspondent driven by compassion. mission and a search for truth. @nytimes 


The world has been noticeably quiet about Xinjiang, where China has built a vast network of detention camps and systematic surveillance to convert Uighurs into compliant supporters of the Communist Party.

Thousands arrested in Kashmir. No charges. No lawyers. No communication. via @nytimes ⁩

There is no better account of Baghdadi’s life out there. ⁦ @rcallimachi ⁩ even tells us his grades, from grammar school.

Locking up journalists is a sign of fear and weakness.

👏👏The New York Times added more than one million net digital subscriptions last year — the most new subscriptions annually in the newspaper’s history. 🎉 via @nytimes 

The @nytimes  wants you to meet the people behind the protests in Hong Kong. The tides of history are driven by ordinary people doing extraordinary things. This is their fight. And it’s personal Portraits by @LamYikFei  via @nytimes 

Again and again. Mass shootings. “The only variable that can explain the high rate of mass shootings in America is its astronomical number of guns.”

“There will be ethnic cleansing of the Kurdish people from Syria, and the American administration will be responsible for it,” said Mr. Kobani, commander of the Syrian Democratic Forces to @NYTBen ⁩

One of the finest foreign correspondents ever, @rodnordland ⁩ was on assignment in Delhi when he collapsed in a park. Read his account of waiting for the rain, but being caught by a brain tumor. Sadly, this is all too real. via ⁦⁩ @nytimes