PEN America: Los Angeles Sheriff’s Criminal Investigation of LA Times Reporter for a Factual News Story is a “Grave Abuse of Authority”
PEN America stated: "To respond to an alleged act of police brutality with an attempt to criminalize an act of factual news reporting represents a grave abuse of authority… More
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Consultants for Florida Power & Light, the largest electric utility in the US, conducted surveillance on a Jacksonville journalist. https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/jun/24/a-florida-power-company-didnt-like-a-journalists-commentary-its-consultants-had-him-followed?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other
#CUBA: PEN International, @PENamerica and @PENCubaExilio condemn “cruel and inhumane” prison sentences imposed without “legal merit” on Cuban artist-activists Luis Manuel Otero Alcántara and Maykel “Osorbo” Castillo Pérez: https://pen-international.org/news/prison-sentences-for-luis-manuel-and-maykel-osorbo-condemned @PEN_LAC
As an increasing number of book bans and educational gag orders across the country remove important and necessary stories from bookshelves, PEN America reached out to writers impacted by these challenges so that we could amplify their voices. Today we highlight @jodipicoult.