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World Press Freedom Day 2021

This World Press Freedom Day, PEN America is highlighting the writing of journalists that demonstrate the necessity of local new stories in fostering informed civil discourse. More

Turkey: Charges against five journalists must be dropped

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… More

Xulhaz Mannan | Status: Murdered | Bangladesh

On April 25, 2016, unidentified assailants hacked leading gay rights activist Xulhaz Mannan to death in his Dhaka apartment. His friend and fellow gay rights activist, Tanay Mojumdar, was also… More

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