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Online Abuse

Online abuse—from violent threats and hateful slurs to sexual harassment and doxing—poses a direct and pressing threat to free expression. More

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Free Expression and Education

PEN America’s free expression and education program works with schools to ensure robust protections for freedom of speech are balanced with advancements in diversity and inclusion. More

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Writers at Risk

PEN America supports writers at risk worldwide, defending imprisoned writers and public intellectuals from persecution. More

PEN America v. Trump

PEN America v. Trump

The suit seeks to stop President Trump from using the machinery of government to retaliate or threaten reprisals against journalists and media outlets for coverage he dislikes. More

Fake News Protestors

Fraudulent News

The proliferation of false information and rising distrust in the established news media, due in part to a deliberate campaign of denigration, pose a looming crisis for American democracy… More

Online Harassment Field Manual

Online Harassment

Online hate and harassment pose a growing threat to free expression. PEN America’s Online Harassment Field Manual and trainings equip writers, journalists, and all those active online with tools… More

The M Word: Muslim Americans Take the Mic

Follow us on Facebook!  For centuries, Muslim Americans have played a vital role in building America’s varied and inspiring cultural landscape. But throughout history, their voices have often been marginalized… More

Newsroom Transparency Tracker

Newsroom Transparency Tracker

PEN America and the Trust Project have partnered to create a first-of-its-kind digital tool that tracks the transparency of over 50 leading national and regional media outlets by surfacing… More

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