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Free Expression Digest: Fri., Aug 28

Verdict in the case of three Al-Jazeera journalists expected today, Associated Press sues the FBI over fake news story, Bangladesh arrests two more suspects in blogger's murder, and more... More

Free Expression Digest: Thurs., Aug 27

China arrests journalist for reporting on the stock market, Malaysia to block websites promoting protests, Indonesia imposes stricter controls on foreign journalists, and more... More

Khadija Ismayilova’s Trial Adjourned until July 31st

Khadija Ismayilova's trial continued today in Azerbaijan as Judge Ramella Allahverdiyeva overturned defense motions for judicial investigation of spurious charges. Ismayilova is expected to give her statement when the… More

Free Expression Digest, Weds. Aug 26

Khadija Ismayilova's trial postponed till Friday, reporter and photographer shot dead during live broadcast in Virginia, Russia reverses ban on Wikipedia, and more... More

Free Expression Digest: Mon., Aug 24

PEN's Free Expression Digest brings you a daily curated round-up of the most important free expression-related stories from around the web. Subcribe here. *This mailing list is currently in… More

Free Expression Digest: Thurs., August 20

Sentence for Khadija Ismayilova expected tomorrow, Netzpolitik inquiry drags on in Berlin, whistleblower Chelsea Manning spared solitary confinement and more... More

Journalism, A Most Deadly Profession

The cases of Ruben Espinosa, Gao Yu, and Sandeep Kothari demonstrate the worrying power of governments to crush freedom of expression. Methods of silencing journalists have moved beyond rigged… More