August 17, 16

PEN is very concerned about the detention of Aslı Erdoğan, a renowned novelist, columnist, and human rights activist, in Turkey following a police raid into her apartment. Read More  »

August 16, 16

Hong Kong teachers could get fired for discussing independence in school, Jordanian journalist arrested for blasphemy, and more Read More  »

August 15, 16

PEN's Free Expression Digest brings you a daily curated round-up of the most important free expression-related stories from around the web. Subscribe here.Read More  »

August 2, 16

Chinese human rights activist Zhai Yanmin was given a suspended three-year prison sentence today, the day after human rights lawyer Wang Yu “confessed” in a televised interview to being under “foreign influence." Read More  »

July 28, 16

This August, PEN’S Featured Cases highlight three artists at risk, who have been harassed, arrested, fined, censored, or killed for expressing themselves and producing art for others to enjoy and experience. Read More  »

July 19, 16

There are disturbing signs of an intensified crackdown on freedom of expression, including online freedom and attacks on journalists by non-state actors in Turkey, following the attempted military coup on July 15, 2016, PEN said in a statement...Read More  »

July 15, 16

Charges of acquiring and divulging state secrets, membership of, and administration of a terrorist organization brought against five journalists, including four former members of Taraf newspaper’s editorial and investigative staff, must be dropped...Read More  »

July 15, 16

On June 27, without prior warning, Google disabled his blog and Gmail account of artist Dennis Cooper with a generic notification that he had violated Google¹s terms of service. PEN has joined Cooper’s calls for a prompt response from Google. Read More  »

July 11, 16

The news media’s role as the watchdog of democracy is vital. At a time of turmoil at home and abroad, with a pivotal election looming, the public’s need for information and interpretation is pressing. Read More  »


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