Robert Penner: Journey of online trolling to deportation

There’s a lot of noise online making Robert Penner a hero, when he was nothing but an online troll. Foreign journalists and media that remained silent on the blockade and humanitarian crisis in Nepal have quickly responded to and made big headlines out of this one Canadian person in Nepal. Nepali immigration authorities say his visa has been cancelled because he was found to be in breach of several immigration provisions. Robert PennerHis visa allowed him to work for a company that no longer exists and he was working in some other company.  Ignoring that even banana republics like Nepal have laws that should be respected when you visit them, foreign newspapers and elite Nepalis are painting Penner like a martyr. They’re making it a case of freedom-of-expression, which it is not. Let’s get the facts straight about that too. Continue reading