The first annual PEN World Voices Festival brought together 125 writers from around the globe for a week of intense conversation about language, culture, crime, catastrophe, death, sex, religion—the…More
PEN America's @LieslGerntholtz: "The grotesque sentencing of Salma Al-Shehab"—a Saudi student at Leeds University (U.K.) sentenced to 34 years in prison for her Twitter activity—"is yet another abhorrent restriction of free expression in #SaudiArabia." https://pen.org/press-release/pen-america-condemns-grotesque-sentencing-of-saudi-student-to-34-years-in-prison-for-her-tweets/
New from @PENamerica: Our comprehensive, end-of-legislative-session report on Educational Gag Orders. Across virtually every metric, every state, and every institution, the bills introduced in 2022 were worse than anything we've seen so far.