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Old 10 September 2018, 01:41 AM
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The editorial received enough of a response that The NY Times has put together something of a FAQ about it. They have a few responses to the “Why didn’t you put a name to it?”

It has happened before. Earlier this year, we published an anonymous essay by an asylum seeker whose name we withheld because she was concerned about gang violence against her family in El Salvador. In 2016, we published this Op-Ed by a Syrian refugee in Greece, using her first name only because her family in Syria faced threats. We also published in 2016 an account of the Syrian civil war by a writer in Raqqa using a pen name to protect him from being targeted by the Islamic State.
As said before, I don’t consider this editorial to be the great sterling stroke of courage that people have made it out to be, but I thought this link would contribute to the discussion.
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