News & Analysis
The latest news and analysis from PEN America’s research and advocacy.
PEN American Center Emphasizes Human Rights in Surveillance Reform
Within an hour of the publication of the President’s Review Panel report and recommendations on NSA surveillance, the UN General Assembly passed by consensus a new resolution on the… More
PEN American Center Welcomes Impending Release of Pussy Riot
The Russian government's decision to finally allow the remaining jailed members of Pussy Riot to walk free is overdue, but welcome nonetheless. More
Qatar Authorities Thwart PEN Prison Visit with al-Ajami
PEN representatives were denied access to jailed poet Mohammed al-Ajami this week after Qatar’s highest court upheld the poet’s 15-year sentence on Monday. Al-Ajami remains in solitary confinement two… More
PEN Protests Exclusion of Bulgarian-German Writer from U.S.
PEN said the exclusion of German PEN Member Ilija Trojanov calls to mind our country’s checkered history of barring writers whose political views it disfavors, at a time when… More
PEN International Launches Report on Creative Freedom in China
On World Press Freedom Day, PEN International launched The PEN Report: Creativity and Constraint in Today’s China: a frank assessment of the climate of freedom of expression in the… More
Top PEN Prize to Honor Jailed Turkish Translator Ayşe Berktay
PEN American Center names Ayşe Berktay as the recipient of its 2013 PEN/Barbara Goldsmith Freedom to Write Award. More
PEN International to UN: Mexican Journalists Still Endangered Despite Reforms
Three years after Mexico accepted United Nations recommendations for combating violence against journalists and eradicating impunity for human rights violations, “the rate at which journalists are being attacked and… More