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PEN America stands at the intersection of literature and human rights to protect open expression in the United States and worldwide. We champion the freedom to write, recognizing the power of the word to transform the world. Our mission is to unite writers and their allies to celebrate creative expression and defend the liberties that make it possible.

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Research and Advocacy Lead, China

PEN America seeks an experienced human rights practitioner to spearhead research and advocacy on China and free expression in our PEN/Barbey Freedom To Write Center. More