Büşra Ersanli freed pending trial

From the day that the prosecutor ruled my detention, until now, everything has been upside down. I am speechless and now going back to Silivri [prison] to pack my… More

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Enoh Meyomesse: My Time in Kondengui Prison

[caption id="attachment_14989" align="aligncenter" width="400" caption="Enoh Meyomesse"][/caption] Enoh Meyomesse is the author of 15 books and a founding member of the Cameroon Writers Association. In October 2011, he ran for office… More

PEN to Russia: Human Rights Orgs are not “Foreign Agents”

[caption id="attachment_14703" align="aligncenter" width="400" caption="Vladimir Putin"][/caption] PEN International and 21 other international human rights and free expression organizations have issued an open letter to the Russian Duma protesting a draft… More

New York Review of Books: Free Eskinder Nega!

[caption id="attachment_11203" align="aligncenter" width="400" caption="Eskinder Nega, photo by Lennart Kjörling"][/caption] The New York Review of Books has published a PEN-initiated letter calling on President Obama and all world leaders to… More

Postcard from Turkey: Criminal Trials of Major Publishers

[caption id="attachment_14440" align="aligncenter" width="400" caption="The Ça?layan Courts of Justice"][/caption] Sara Whyatt, Deputy Director of PEN International, writes from Turkey: Yesterday at the Ça?layan Courts of Justice, Europe’s largest courthouse, situated in ?stanbul,… More

Mexico Signs New Laws Protecting Journalists

[caption id="attachment_13866" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="photo by archer10 (Dennis) on a Creativecommons license"][/caption] It is encouraging to see that Mexican President Felipe Calderón has signed a new law to protect journalists.… More

South Africa: Nobel Laureates and PEN Battle for Free Expression

[caption id="attachment_13498" align="aligncenter" width="400" caption="Photo by John Sonderman on CreativeCommons"][/caption] We're excited that the UK-based Guardian has reported on the important free expression battles unfolding in South Africa, summarizing international condemnation of… More